Nairobi DusitD2 complex attack

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A terrorist attack began on 15 January 2019 and finished on 16 January 2019 in the Westlands area of Nairobi, Kenya. The incident began at 14:30 on 15 January, and ended a few minutes to ten the following day.[1]

Initial reports were of gunfire and two explosions at the hotel. By 16 January 2019, President Uhuru Kenyatta said that 14 people had been killed, including all the terrorists.[2] Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement that was released during the attack.[3] Mohammed Gichunge was the shooter but was quickly shot down by Kenya's Rekke Squad - an equivalent to America's SWAT. His accomplice and girlfriend fled to Somalia. The hotel was reopened in August.

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  1. "Nairobi DusitD2 hotel under attack as blasts and gunfire heard". BBC News. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  2. Mackintosh, Eliza (15 January 2019). "11 dead as police battle gunmen at Nairobi hotel complex". CNN. Retrieved 15 January 2019.
  3. "Shabab Claim Responsibility for Attack in Nairobi". New York Times. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 15 January 2019.