Jihadists storm Kenyan luxury hotel …15 persons killed

15 people have been reported dead after Islamist terrorists launched an attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya on Monday.
The terrorists fired shots as they barged into DusitD2 hotel complex in Nairobi on the afternoon of Tuesday, January 15, 2019. They were armed with bombs and guns.
Trapped civilians were seen escaping through a window at the hotel. Those who couldn’t escape sent messages out begging for medical help. At the scene, there was blood, shattered glass and bodies slumped over chairs.
The death toll is reported to be at 14. Eleven Kenyans, an American and a Briton were among the casualties, morgue staff said. The victims had not been identified.
It is feared that the death toll will rise once it is safe to go into the hotel.
Kenyan authorities said that the situation had been brought under control and the scene secured. But first responders say gunshots were still heard at 4am (GMT) Wednesday. Blasts and shots had punctuated the night, making it hard to rescue scores of people trapped inside.
Al-Shabab, the Somalia-based group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead, claimed responsibility for yesterday’s bloodshed.
Police said,
The area around 14 Riverside Drive is a Crime Scene … under an active security operation.
CCTV footage captured the armed gunmen moving through the complex with military precision, looking for victims. They then went from office to office shooting randomly.
In panic, people took cover wherever they could — behind cars, in offices or inside bathrooms. Robert Murire said it was chaos. He said,

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