People rescued from Nairobi hotel speak of grim scenes inside

NAIROBI, KENYA (JANUARY 15, 2019) (REUTERS) – An eyewitness described seeing a dead body after an attack at a Nairobi hotel and office complex on Tuesday (January 15) claimed by Somali Islamists al Shabaab.

Gunmen blasted their way into a hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital, sending workers fleeing for their lives as others cowered under their desks from the attack.

At least one person was killed and eight wounded, hospital officials said. Police warned the “terror attack” may still be ongoing, with the assailants still inside the upscale 14 Riverside Drive complex.

A woman shot in the leg was carried out and three men emerged covered in blood. Some office workers climbed out of windows. Many told Reuters that they had to leave colleagues behind, still huddled under their desks.

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