Extremists Attack Hotel in Nairobi; Al-Shabab Claims Role
Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables and offices.
- Published 15 January 2019
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NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya’s capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables and offices in an attack claimed by Africa’s deadliest Islamic militant group. Witnesses reported seeing several bodies. “It is terrible. What I have seen is terrible,” said Charles Njenga, who ran from a scene of blood, broken glass, burning vehicles and pillars of black smoke. Al-Shabab — the Somalia-based group…