Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Gunmen kill 7 in Kenya hotel compound attack claimed by Somali Islamists

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan
capital on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and sending workers diving under desks from an attack claimed by Somali Islamist group al Shabaab.

Interior Minister Fred Matiang’i said at 11 p.m. (2000 GMT), seven hours after the attack began at the upscale 14 Riverside Drive complex, that all buildings had been secured and scores of people evacuated from the scene.

He did not comment on the whereabouts of the attackers and said security forces were still “mopping up” in the area.