TA Nairobi building complex housing the upscale DusitD2 Hotel and other offices on Tuesday came under a suspected terror attack, with gunfire and explosions being heard.
Here is what we know so far:
- Inspector-General Joseph Boinnet says Dusit attackers are suspected to be terrorists; says evacuations ongoing and asks for calm.
- One suspect arrested in Riverside attack; many people rescued as police comb Dusit Hotel for attackers.
- The complex at 14 Riverside Drive where the attack is underway houses a hotel, offices and banks.
- Gunfire has continued since the first report of a possible attack. Some of workers in the complex have locked themselves in their offices.
- Vehicles have been burnt at the entrance of the hotel. Police detonated a car that had explosives at the scene, the AP reports. The officers suspect other vehicles have explosives and have urged people to move away.
- Security forces are on location and evacuation is underway. Some of the casualties with gunshot wounds have been taken to Aga Khan, Kenyatta and other hospitals in Nairobi.
- Kenya Red Cross has set up a tracing desk. If you know anyone who might have been in the building and cannot get hold of them to get in touch on 0715820219
- The attack comes just a day after the court preferred charges against three 2013 Westgate terror attack suspects.
- Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility, their spokesman told Al-Jazeera.
The scene is 4km from Westgate.