Terror Attack’ Leaves At Least 12 Dead At Nairobi, Kenya Hotel Complex

NAIROBI, KENYA - JANUARY 15: People run for cover after being rescued from the Dusit Hotel on January 15, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya. A current security operation is underway after terrorists attacked the hotel.
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A suspected terror attack took place at Dusit Hotel complex in Nairobi yesterday, January 15. Al-Shabaab came forward to claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed at least 14 people. Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta says all terrorists have since been “eliminated.”

The assailants began their attack at a bank inside the complex, with an explosion that targeted three vehicles according to CNN. That explosion was followed by a suicide explosion in the hotel lobby which left several guests injured.

According to the Times, the attack was mounted just before a court was expected to give a verdict in the trial of three men who are accused of assisting the extremist group in the 2014 attack on the Westgate mall in Nairobi, where 67 people were killed. Three years ago on this day, the group also attacked a Kenyan military base in Somalia, resulting in the death of 140 soldiers.

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