Remains of Chinese guard killed in Somalia attack returns home

The remains of a Chinese guard killed in a terrorist attack in Somalia returned to Jinan, capital of east China’s Shandong Province, on Saturday evening, with another two wounded guards escorting his coffin.

A suicide attack launched by Al-Shabaab hit Jazeera Palace Hotel on July 26 in Mogadishu, killing more than a dozen people.

The six-storey luxury hotel in the Somali capital houses embassies from China, Egypt, Kenya and Qatari, and hosts high-level government meetings.

Zhang Nan, the fallen guard, was a security officer in Chinese embassy in Somalia. He had been serving in the army for 11 years.

People came to the Jinan international airport to expressed their deep condolences to the guard and his family, including representatives from the Foreign Ministry, senior military officers and local officials of Zhang’s hometown.

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