Africa

Kenya attack: Images from Dusit hotel complex attack

A siege by suspected militants in a hotel in the Kenyan capital Nairobi has ended, with all the attackers killed, after an operation which lasted almost 20 hours.

Coffin of victim Feisal Ahmed Rashid arrives at a city mortuary Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Officials said 14 people were killed in the attack on the Dusit complex, but the Kenyan Red Cross said the death toll was higher
Grieving woman comforted after identifying the body of a relative Image copyright AFP
Image caption Loved ones broke down as they went to identify the bodies of victims
CCTV footage of one of the attackers Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Security camera footage has emerged of the attackers entering the compound on Tuesday
Cars are seen on fire in Nairobi, Kenya Image copyright Reuters
Image caption They threw bombs at cars inside the complex before entering the lobby
A member of the security forces gestures as people take cover at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya Image copyright Ronald Grant
Image caption Security forces were able to evacuate many of the civilians trapped in the compound within hours
People are evacuated at the scene at the Dusit hotel compound in Nairobi, Kenya Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Many workers barricaded themselves in their offices, while others were escorted to safety
A soldier takes cover next to bullet holes during an ongoing gunfire and explosions in Nairobi, Kenya Image copyright EPA
Image caption The Somali-based militant group al-Shabab said it had carried out the attack
Woman is reunited with her family during night-time operations at the hotel Image copyright AFP
Image caption The operation continued overnight, with more trapped civilians rescued
Security forces outside the hotel on the second day of the operation - 16 January Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Reports that the siege had ended on Tuesday evening proved premature, and on Wednesday morning troops were sent in to clear out the remaining attackers

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