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Wednesday, 16 January 2019

15 killed In Islamist Attack On Kenyan Hotel As CCTV Shows Terrorist Gunmen Shooting Up Compound

The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed that it was behind the attack at the complex - which includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices. Pictured: People run for cover  
A British man and an American man are among at least 15 people killed after four gunmen sprayed guests with bullets and a suicide bomber blew himself up in a terror attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya.

The four attackers, one wearing a green belt laden with grenades, were seen on CCTV blasting their way into the hotel and office complex in Nairobi after denoting car bombs outside a nearby bank.

The suicide bomber then blew himself up in the lobby before the other three began hurling grenades and shooting people as they fled or hid under tables.

Charles Njenga, a worker at the complex, said after fleeing: 'What I have seen is terrible. I have seen a human as I ran out and there is what looks like minced meat all over.'


Special forces units were sent in to flush the gunmen out, and officials said the scene was secure at around 11pm local time (8pm GMT). However, there were reports of further gunfire at 2am then again two hours later, when casualties trapped inside the building were still being evacuated. The fate of the three terrorists is unclear.
Motionless bodies of victims around a table at a hotel and office complex in Nairobi yesterday after a terror attack in which at least 15 people were killed 
The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab claimed that it was behind the attack at the 14 Riverside Drive complex - which includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices. They claimed to have killed 47 people but gave no evidence.

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: 'The situation is ongoing. We are in contact with the Kenyan authorities who are coordinating a response and stand ready to assist as required.' 

Gunmen blasted their way into the venue - sending workers fleeing for their lives as others cowered under their desks. Pictured: Bullet holes in the windows of a restaurant inside the venue 

Civilians flee as gunfire erupts at the hotel complex, while members of the security forces (right) fire back at the attackers 


Security forces armed with assault rifles stand guard and help evacuate people at the scene in Nairobi

An armed soldier takes cover next to a bullet hole-riddled glass during ongoing gunfire and explosions in Nairobi

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