By Spy Uganda Correspondent
Nairobi, Kenya: Several people are said to have died this afternoon after suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists exploded bombs at a building in Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Press Statement from Kenya
According to eyewitnesses, twin explosions were seen at Dusit Complex shortly before vehicles in the parking lot also exploded into hollows of fire. However, the Kenyan government maintains that the situation is currently under control and many victims have been rescued from the scene.
A press statement released by the Inspector General of the National Police Service Joseph Boinnet reads thus; “We regret to confirm that at approximately 3pm today, a group of armed assailants attacked the Dusit Complex in a suspected terror attack. Security and emergency forces immediately responded to the incident and have cordoned off the area. The situation is being managed and residents are being screened and evacuated from the area.” The statement adds that “However, we regret to inform that there have been injuries in the attack and we are in the process of confirming the numbers and types of injuries incurred. We have been vigilant throughout the holiday season and therefore all public and other hotel premises remain under close watch. Reports from throughout the country indicate that everything remains calm and norm
This is the second time Kenya is being attacked by Al-Shabaab terrorists. In 2013 there were bomb explosions at West Gate shopping mall in which several people who included Kenyans and foreign nationals perished.