(CNN)“What a blessing to be back home in Somalia after 30+ years away,” Hodan Nalayeh posted on her Instagram on May 1 this year, in what she described as “her first Ramadan back home.”
But, eight weeks later, she was dead.
Nalayeh was a victim of a brutal terrorist attack that ripped through Kismayo, the normally serene and beautiful port city in Jubaland, about 500 kilometers (300 miles) south of the capital Mogadishu.
She was among 26 people who died after several gunmen stormed the Asasey Hotel after a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives outside the hotel. The attackers battled with Jubaland’s security forces for 12 hours, authorities said.