The terror attack at dusitD2 hotel in Westlands, Nairobi happened in a coordinated fashion that involved a suicide bomber and armed militants, according to Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet.
Addressing the media at 8pm on Tuesday, Boinnet said the terrorists began their onslaught by setting ablaze three vehicles at the I&M bank parking lot before moving to the dusitD2 complex.
At the entrance of dusitD2 hotel, Boinnet says the assailants carried out a suicide explosion, injuring several people among them guests.
“This criminal activity commenced at about 3 o’clock in a coordinated fashion that began with an attack at I&M bank with an explosion that targeted three vehicles on the parking lot and suicide explosion in the foyer at Dusit hotel where a number of guests suffered severe injuries,” said Boinnet.
The Inspector General of Police further pointed out that a multi-agency special security team had made progress to regain control of the dusitD2 hotel where the gunmen are holed up.
“Owing to swift and targeted response by our security agencies the situation has been largely contained and six out of the 7 floors of the hotel building have been secured,” said Boinnet.
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