Two explosions and gunfire have been heard amid an apparent attack at an upmarket hotel and office complex in Kenyan capital Nairobi, witnesses say and the Somali Islamist militant group known as Al-Shabaab claimed it was “behind the attack” but did not give details.
“We are under attack,” a person in an office inside a complex in the DusitD2 hotel told Reuters, then hung up as thick black smoke billowed from the site.
The Somalia-based extremist group al-Shabab is claiming responsibility for the attack on an upscale hotel complex in Nairobi and says its members are still fighting inside. The al-Qaida-linked group issued the claim via its radio arm, Andalus.
Explosions and gunfire have been heard at the complex in the Westlands neighborhood as dozens of people are rushed from the scene.
At least one person in bomb disposal gear can be seen. An unexploded grenade has been seen in a hallway of the shopping complex.