Terrorists attack Upscale Hotel Complex in Kenya

Upscale Hotel Complex in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi is under attack by terrorists as a blast and heavy gunfire was heard by eyewitnesses who called it a terror attack.

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A Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab, has claimed responsibility of the attack at the Upscale Hotel Complex. Residents of the area reportedly fled the area as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the neighborhood.  Al-Shabab — the Somalia-based extremist group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead,  told Al Jazeera;

“We are currently conducting an operation in Nairobi.”

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The complex in Nairobi which includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices, was stormed by four men who opened fire around 3pm local time. Black smoke rose from the scene with a number of cars also on fire. 

Four ambulances and a fire truck arrived at the scene as fleeing office workers told Reuters colleagues were still huddled under their desks.

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Police spokesman Charles Owino says that “we have sent officers to the scene, including from the anti-terrorism unit, but so far we have no more information.”

Mr Owino told Citizen Television it may be a militant attack.

“We have to go for the highest incident that could take place. The highest incident we have is a terror (attack),” he said.

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The hotel complex under attack is less than 2 kilometers from Westgate Mall and is in what is considered one of the most secure areas of the city. It lies on a relatively quiet, tree-lined road near a main avenue. Its website says it is “cocooned away from the hustle and bustle in a secure and peaceful haven.”

137 Comments

  1. That is so sad.. Terrorist attack why. Is are human beings o. 67 persons loosing their life’s. God have mercy o

  2. That is so sad.. Terrorist attack why. Is are human beings o. 67 persons loosing their life’s. God have mercy o

  3. Why are terrorists in that particular hotel
    There’s a lot of hotels in that area but they choosed to operate there….

  4. We need more security and also more job opportunities i think that’s why we have high rate of crimes.. Let God protect us all..

  5. The case should be investigated and securities should be on guard..May the lord protect us

  6. Hmm that’s tragic. May the soul of the dead rest in peace and hope that Government intervene in this

  7. I WAS WATCHING IT LIVE THIS EVENING AND WONDERING WHERE THIS HELL OH A NAME TERRORIST CAME OUT FROM..JUST TO TARGET CASUALTIES AND MAKE POPULARITY NAE TRENDING WHATS ALL THIS..AMNYWAY THANKS TO GOD NO MUCH CASUALTIES WE BLESS GOD FINALLY….IN YOUR HANDS WE COMMIT OUR SOUL AND EVIL MINDED PEOPLE KILLING HUMANS THEY CANT CREAT JUST FOR NO REASON…

  8. Hmm, so bad, why killing many people because you want to make money,why not go straight to the bank break it collect the money without hurting people,

  9. Why are terrorists in that particular hotel
    There’s a lot of hotels in that area but they choosed to operate there

  10. Oyaa . Later they will be promising u all security. Please if I should ask who secured u during that time. At least some were saved

  11. The securities in Africa must be strengthened to defeat these terrorists… May their souls rest in peace.

  12. Terrorism in Africa is becoming Alarming we need a better security strategy to overcome terrorism

  13. Good lord, all this terrorist groups rising across the whole world, May God save us. We pray God for the safety of his people.

  14. Whatever message you want to get across to the world needs not to go through the route of guns and explosion.

  15. Peace is the highest form of human form and perfection
    For where there is no peace, they can’t be happiness and fulfilment.

  16. This terrorist attack is really getting out of hand, the attackers should be brought to book for the offense because it may escalate from this point.

  17. Al shabab terrorist again in Somalia? God will help us oo. Why are people wicked? Why cant people allow people to reign?

  18. Terrorists everywhere, its only God that can save this world, their aims and objectives are not known, they will just be happy killing innocent people. God will catch them all

  19. These terrorists who cause all this havoc will end up dead as nothing in life, so bad for them, the safety of citizens are important o

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