SOMALI-CANADIAN JOURNALIST HODAN NALAYEH KILLED IN SOMALIA HOTEL ATTACK

Nalayeh was born in Somalia and resided in Canada for years

Somali-Canadian journalist Hodan Nalayeh was killed in an attack on a hotel in Somalia on Friday. (CBC)

Hodan Nalayeh, a Somali-Canadian journalist who once resided in Vaughan, Ont., was killed in an attack on a hotel in Somalia on Friday, Mogadishu-based Radio Dalsan tells CBC News.

Radio Dalsan, an independent radio station with journalists based in Mogadishu, confirmed to CBC News that Nalayeh, 43, and her husband, Farid Jama Suleiman, were among those who were killed in the attack in Somalia’s port city of Kismayo.

Global Affairs Canada has yet to confirm Nalayeh’s death, but spokesperson Guillaume Bérubé told CBC News they are aware of the bombing.

“Consular officials in Nairobi, Kenya, are in contact with local authorities to gather additional information,” Bérubé wrote in an email.

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