A few hours ago, the Al-Shabaab Islamist group in Somalia claimed responsibility for the bloody terrorist attack currently going on in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, this was reported by the SITE Intelligence Group – an organization that monitors terrorist activities.
The attack was carried out in DusitD2 hotel and office compound in the Nairobi suburb of Westlands, where a blast and gunfire were heard.
In a tweet, The Associated Press said:
“BREAKING: Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabaab claims responsibility for Nairobi attack, says fighters still inside complex.”
Similarly, Huff Post in the UK tweeted:
“Everybody was just running everywhere.' Somalia-based group, al-Shabaab, have claimed responsibility for a hotel attack in Nairobi, Kenya.”
During a media briefing a few minutes ago, Joseph Boinnet, inspector-general of Kenya’s national police service, said:
“We are aware that there still could be some armed criminals still holed up in the building. And our special forces are, as I said, engaged in that operation to flush them out.”
“All our critical national infrastructure as well as battle installations remain on guard. We wish, at this stage, to urge the public to remain calm and to cooperate with the instructions given by security agencies. Of course, we are looking forward to bringing this situation to normalcy within the shortest time possible.”
More details to follow shortly...
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