The Somali al Shabaab terrorist group is believed to have carried out the early morning Tuesday attack.
The Somali al Shabaab terrorist group is believed to have carried out the attack.
"We have found 12 bodies so far after we managed to access the building," a senior police officer was quoted as saying.
"We are still combing the area with the help of anti-terrorism police and sniffer dogs in the ongoing search and rescue," the security official said.
Most of the victims were said to be asleep when the attackers entered the building, after smashing down the entrance doors to the guest house with explosives.
A brief gunfight was also reported.
The victims had reportedly checked into Bisharo Guest House on Monday, Oct. 24 October, and were to stage a play at a local school.