Dreaded terror group, Al Shabab have confirmed that they are responsible for the deadly, Dusit D2 Hotel attack in Nairobi’s Westlands Estate.
The attack started at around 3 PM on Tuesday afternoon, when gunmen forced their way into the hotel, bombed vehicles at the gate and started shooting haphazardly.
And now, the Somali dreaded Somali armed group has confirmed that they’re now conducting an operation in Nairobi.
BREAKING NEWS: Somali armed group, Al-Shabab, claim responsibility for Nairobi attack.
Spokesman tells @AJEnglish: “We are currently conducting an operation in Nairobi.”
— Hamza Mohamed (@Hamza_Africa) January 15, 2019
Police Spokesperson Charles Owino had already told a local media house that they suspected this to be a terror attack. The National Police Service issued a statement warning motorists to keep off the 14 Riverside Drive.
Police wishes to confirm that there has been an attack incident along 14 Riverside Drive. The area has since been cordoned off and motorists are advised to use alternative routes to facilitate smooth operations of the Police.
More information to follow.
— National Police Service-Kenya (@NPSOfficial_KE) January 15, 2019
The attack immediately reminds many Kenyans of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi in 2013, when al-Shabab extremists burst into the luxury shopping center, hurling grenades and starting a days-long siege that left 67 people dead.