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Nairobi Hit by Jihad Attack
Witnesses in the Kenyan capital said four armed men had rushed into the dusitD2 compound, which includes a hotel and several office buildings housing international companies, at about 3pm on Tuesday. Sustained automatic gunfire and grenade explosions were heard shortly afterwards, as scores of people fled the scene.
According to media reports, al-Shabaab, the militant Islamist organisation based in neighbouring Somalia, had already claimed responsibility. Al-Shabaab was responsible for an attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall in 2013 which left at least 67 people dead.