Fifteen people have died in an Islamist attack on an upmarket hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenyan police sources said Wednesday, as fresh explosions and gunfire rang out in the siege which stretched into its second day. “We have 15 people dead as of now and that includes foreigners,” a police source told AFP on condition of anonymity. A number of heavily-armed foreign forces, who appeared to be from embassies based in Nairobi, were at the scene alongside Kenyan security officers. On April 2, 2015, another Shabaab attack killed 148 people at the university in Garissa, eastern Kenya. “This attack on Nairobi hotel came as Kenyans and their media are commemorating (the) El Adde attack,” it said.
Source: Egypt Independent January 16, 2019 08:15 UTC