Kenyan anti-terror forces battle Al Shaab gunmen occupying Nairobi hotel complex

Fighting continued into the night, hours after the Somali Al-Shabaab gunmen invaded Nairobi’s upscale DusitD2 hotel-cum-office complex on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Kenyan anti-terror forces were battling the terrorists heavily armed with automatic weapons to regain control of the huge complex. The number of casualties is unclear, although witnesses report seeing up to five dead bodies inside the building. Equally unknown is the hostage situation, although many of the people holed up in restaurants and offices have been rescued. According to first reports, a suicide bomber and at least four gunmen stormed the complex that contains a luxury hotel, offices, a bank, shops and other businesses, and foreign missions. Cars outside the building were set on fire. The Somali Al-Shabaab took responsibility. Anti-terror police had to decide the location of the gunmen before going in without risking the lives of possible hostages. Nairobi police commander Philip Ndolo said officers had cordoned off the area around Riverside Drive. In 2013, Islamist terrorists killed 67 people in a siege lasting for days at Nairobi’s Westgate shopping center.

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6 thoughts on “Kenyan anti-terror forces battle Al Shaab gunmen occupying Nairobi hotel complex

  • Jan 15, 2019 @ 17:08 at 17:08
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    That’s good press. After the shopping center fiasco it should be equally interesting how this gets reported, here and there.

  • Jan 15, 2019 @ 17:33 at 17:33
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    It would appear to be a preventative security foul up again.

  • Jan 15, 2019 @ 18:19 at 18:19
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    It appears to me like another Islamic attack on the people of Africa. It is time that Africa wake up – you are being overtaken by Islamic terrorists heavily financed by Gulf states and Iran. Europeans like France and Germany are too busy welcoming more Islamists into EU to notice what is happening in the world and the UN is very happy with the situation because their “Migration Pact” is helped by chaos…they wish to control and eventually erase the borders in the West so that a Communist-Islamist new world order will prosper in its inhumanity.

    • Jan 15, 2019 @ 20:29 at 20:29
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      So true.

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 0:22 at 0:22
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    Yes another attack by the “religion of peace”.

  • Jan 16, 2019 @ 2:53 at 2:53
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    This is a show of cowardice by the perpetrators. The USA Africom has been doing a tremendously well to deter activities of these cowards right from their door steps. Thanks for USA

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