Boinnet issues first statement on Dusit D2 Al Shabaab attack

Al Shabaab took responsibility for the Dusit D2 attack

One of the victims saved from Dusit D2 Al Shabaab attack (Twitter)

Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Tuesday issued a statement on the Dusit D2 Al Shabaab attack confirming that the incident was being treated as a terrorist attack.

He also confirmed that there attackers were still holed up in the Dusit complex as the rescue operations continued.

"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," Boinnet stated.

Reported Casualties

Boinnet conveyed that they could not confirm the number of people who had been injured in the incident but promised a later update on the same.

"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," the IG stated.

He further called for calm as the authorities handled the matter. Boinnet declined to answer questions from the media.

Moments after Boinnet's statement one person who had been rescued from the scene succumbed to injuries.

The Kenyatta National Hospital, M. P. Shah hospital and Avenue Hospital have also sent out appeals for blood donations as they continue to receive victims of the attack.

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