At least seven people were killed in
a coordinated attack on a luxury hotel in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the complex.
The attack, claimed by the terror group al-Shabab, began with an explosion that targeted three vehicles outside a bank while a suicide bomber blew up in the hotel lobby. Kenya’s national police chief Joseph Boinnet said the operation against the attackers was “still ongoing” and various offices have been secured in the area.
A witness said he saw five bodies at the hotel entrance. He said other people were shouting for help and “when we rushed back to try rescue them, gunshots started coming from upstairs and we had to duck because they were targeting us and we could see two guys shooting.” Separately, rescue workers said two of the people they rushed to a local hospital were dead on arrival.
Al-Shabab, a Somalia-based Islamic extremist group, had carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead.
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