Terror militia group Alshabaab have taken responsibility for the attack on Nairobi's Dusit D2.
Alshabaab take responsibility of Dusit D2 attack
Terror group strike again
The information was confirmed by the group's spokesperson who was identified as Abdiasis Abu Musab by Reuters.
“We are currently conducting an operation in Nairobi," stated Musab
The Tuesday afternoon attack comes exactly three years after Al-Shabab fighters overrun a Kenyan army base in the town of El Adde in Somalia killing dozens of soldiers.
The number of soldiers that lost their lives during the January 15 2016 incident is yet to be revealed amid the different reports that put the tally at over 100.
Last year, the country had placed security on high alert after it was revealed that Alshabaab were known for a notorious trend of celebrating deadly incidents by staging “anniversary attacks."
The date was set by the military to honour the brave soldiers who paid the ultimate price while defending the country in the war against Al Shabaab insurgents.
Suspicious vehicle parked outside
Reports had indicated that four perpetrators arrived at the junction linking Chiromo Lane with Riverside Drive and remained parked for thirty minutes before the incident.
The perpetrators then forced their way into the parking lot and thereafter a huge explosion, believed to have been a suicide bomber, went off at 3:50 pm at the Secret Garden Hotel.
The suspected terrorists were believed to have begun shooting indiscriminately which is still ongoing in the top floors of the buildings.
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