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Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel

At least 15 people were killed in the attack which started Tuesday by car bombs followed by at least four armed men who invaded the hotel and shops.

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel

At least 15 people were killed in a militant attack on a hotel complex in Kenya's Nairobi, with trapped workers still pleading for help. (Reuters)

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel compound

The attack on the upscale hotel complex at 14 Riverside, by at least four gunmen, began shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday with an explosion in the parking lot and then a suicide bomb blast in the foyer of the dusitD2 Hotel, police said. Somali militant group Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility. In pic: A policeman takes position at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound. (Reuters)

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel compound

Eleven Kenyans, an American and a Briton were among the casualties, morgue staff said. Two victims had not been identified. (Reuters)

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel compound

Sporadic gunfire could be heard from the scene in the morning after scores of people were rescued at daybreak as police continued what they called a mopping-up exercise. (Reuters)

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel compound

Kenyan police say there is still "an active security operation" Wednesday in and around the luxury hotel and shopping complex attacked by Islamic extremist gunmen. (Reuters)

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel compound

Families who had gone to the Chiromo morgue seeking loved ones were told they could not view the bodies until a forensic investigation had been performed, provoking grief and anger. (AP)

Kenya attack: At least 15 killed as gunmen storm Nairobi hotel compound

The coordinated assault began with an explosion that targeted three vehicles outside a bank, and a suicide bombing in the hotel lobby that severely wounded a number of guests, said Kenya's national police chief, Joseph Boinnet. (REUTERS)