Australian man reported killed in Kenya attack

Cars are seen on fire at the scene of explosions and gunshots in Nairobi Kenya

Cars are seen on fire at the scene of explosions and gunshots in Nairobi Kenya

In a televised address, Kenyatta said some 700 civilians had been evacuated throughout the attack at DusitD2, with the swift and effective work from security forces drawing widespread praise in local media.

"We are back in with sniffer dogs, and bomb experts are checking through because yesterday we found grenades left by those people".

The police tweeted that security teams were still looking for remaining explosives and urged "the public not to panic should they hear a blast since it will be a safe blast".

Sixteen Kenyans including a policeman, an American survivor of the September 11, 2001 al Qaeda attacks on the United States, and a British development worker were among the dead in the hotel complex, Nairobi police chief Joseph Boinnet said.

At least one of them blew himself up at the start of the attack.

London-based firm Adam Smith International said two of its employees were shot dead in a cafe during the attack.

He said subsequent investigations by the Directorate of Criminal Investigation have resulted in the arrest of two key suspects believed to have facilitated the attack and are in custody helping the security officers with investigations. He was traced through his vehicle, which was used at the attack, to his home in the Ruaka suburb where he lived with a woman in her twenties, Violet Kemunto Omwoyo.

- "Chilling reality" - An editorial in the Daily Nation newspaper said the attack was a stark reminder that Kenya's security challenges were far from over.

"It is a breakthrough for us".

The police source earlier said detectives had discovered a "huge hole dug in one of the rooms where guns were stored".

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"Know that we will hold you to account for every Muslim blood spilt in Palestine; ounce for ounce", it said in part.

Al Shabaab, a Somalia-based al Qaeda affiliate fighting to impose strict Islamic law, said it carried the assault on the upscale dusitD2 compound over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi went up to 21.

"He extends heartfelt condolences to all Kenyans, in particular the families of the deceased and all those injured".

An American businessman who survived the 9/11 terror attacks in NY has been identified as one of those killed in a terror attack in Nairobi this week.

As the attack unfolded, scores of terrified civilians barricaded themselves inside toilets and offices for hours.

Kevin Yu, who attended UT-Austin with Spindler, said Spindler had helped save people stuck in the rubble on 9/11.

The unnamed serviceman is said to have been in the country training and mentoring Kenyan Special Forces when the assault broke out.

Still, the newspaper said, there were hard questions including: "How did the assailants manage to move their weaponry through the numerous roadblocks to their hideout and to the scene of crime undetected?"

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