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15 die in a recent Al Shabaab attack in Nairobi, KENYA.

16.01.2019
Read the original article: reuters.com
The Somali based group Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for the recent attack at Nairobi’s upscale 14 Riverside Drive complex which claimed about 15 lives.

Two explosions followed by sporadic gunshots were heard as gunmen made their way into dusitD2 hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital on Tuesday, killing at least 15 people.

According to a police officer, the Tuesday attack on the hotel began with an explosion in the parking lot and then a suicide bomb blast in the foyer.

A Somali journalist Hamza Mohamed, working with Al Jazeera informed that Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the recent attacks. He tweeted that the group’s spokesperson told the channel “We are currently conducting an operation in Nairobi.”

According to recent updates, renewed gunfire and blasts were heard early Wednesday as authorities evacuated around 50 survivors of the attack.

“From the means available to the security services and judicial arms, we will continue taking every step to make our nation inhospitable to terrorist groups and their networks,” noted Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta.

He equally indicated that the security operation at the dusit complex is over, and that all the terrorists eliminated.

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