New – ‘What I saw was terrible. It looks like minced meat all over’: Al Shabaab Islamists set off explosions at Kenyan hotel and open fire as survivors run for their lives and police race to scene of terror attack
Update: In a call to the BBC, a spokesman for Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab has claimed responsibility for what he said is “an on-going operation in Nairobi”.
A hotel complex is under attack in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.
At least two explosions followed by sustained gunfire were heard at the compound in the Westland district of the city, which houses the Dusit hotel as well as offices.
Several vehicles are on fire in the car park. Police are at the scene.
“We are under attack,” a person inside the complex told Reuters news agency. It says one man came out covered in blood as students were evacuated.
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