Developing story: Suspected 'terror attack' in Nairobi
SEE ALSO :In pictures: Riverside terror attackAmbulances, security forces and firefighters are at the scene as Recce Squad officers evacuate civilians from the boutique hotel. The Director of Criminal Investigations (DCI) boss George Kinoti is currently at the scene as rescue teams including Red Cross attend to the injured. The attackers are yet to be identified. Staff at the premises say they heard explosions at around 3.30PM Tuesday evening. So far one body has been recovered from one of the buildings. The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals. Avenue Hospital Parklands have made an urgent blood appeal. The military has also joined police at Dusit Hotel complex in search for attackers.
SEE ALSO :Matiang’i: All buildings secured!How it happened 3:48 PM: Suspected terrorists arrive at dusitD2 Hotel Complex on Riverside Drive, Nairobi in a saloon car before throwing an explosive at the security guards manning the gate. 3:55 PM: Three vehicles are seen burning at the scene. 3:58 PM: DCI boss George Kinoti arrives at scene. 4:05 PM: Rescue operation underway as casualties are being moved from the building.
We wish to confirm that there has been an attack incident along 14 Riverside Drive. The area has since been cordoned off.— Kenya Police Service (@PoliceKE) January 15, 2019
Motorists are advised to use alternative routes to facilitate smooth operations of the Police.
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