Hero SAS soldier and US Navy Seals have helped fight Islamic terrorists attacking the Kenyan hotel & # 39;
A British SAS hero jumped in to fight against a group of Islamist terrorists who launched an attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya on Tuesday, killing 14 people.
Photo's from yesterday's scenes show the off-duty Special Forces warrior with combat equipment over casual jeans and a purple shirt that storms the building and saves civilians.
Tuesday's terrorist attack at a hotel and office complex in Nairobi saw five gunmen kill 14 people, including an unnamed Brit and a 41-year-old American businessman after they exploded outside of car bombs.
More than 700 people were evacuated at night from the complex, although according to the Red Cross of Kenya, about 50 people still believed in the building that had been in the building at the time of the attack.
Photo's from yesterday's scenes show the off-duty Special Forces warrior with combat equipment over a casual jeans and purple shirt that storms the building and saves civilians
The hero SAS was also seen saving civilians from inside the hotel complex while members of Kenyan security forces fired on the terrorists
The British special troops soldier carries a victim from the building with the help of a member of the security forces
An image that claims to show a terrorist with a bandolier around his body and bullet casings scattered across the floor
Another image that claims to show one of the terrorists, with bullet damage on the wall behind him and wounds covering his corpse
AK-47 & # 39; s used by the terrorists (left) lie on the ground after being recovered by the police, the five terrorists also wore bandoliers (right) who appear to be filled with rifle magazines and grenades
The British SAS soldier was reportedly in Nairobi to train Kenyan Special Forces when five Islamist terrorists attacked a luxury hotel complex in the city
The British SAS soldier was reportedly in Nairobi to train Kenyan Special Forces when a request for help went to local troops.
& # 39; He was training and guiding Kenyan troops when the scream went up, so they went inside & # 39 ;, said an insider to The Sun.
British Special Forces always run in the direction of the sound of gunshots. & # 39; He fired on rounds during the operation. It is a safe bet that he hits his target – do not miss the SAS. There is no doubt that his actions saved lives.
& # 39; He is a long serving member of the Regiment, there is no doubt that his actions have saved lives. & # 39;
The source of The Sun claimed that the British SAS man was assisted by US Navy Seals yesterday in helping Kenyan Special Forces.
In contact with MailOnline, the Ministry of Defense refused to comment on the report.
The unnamed soldier helped save civilians and allegedly helped to storm the complex
Kenyan security agents search for attackers during an on-going gun and explosions in Nairobi on Tuesday
People seek coverage when they follow a policeman to evacuate the luxury hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi
Security forces help civilians flee the scene while cars at the back of a hotel complex in Nairobi are burning
Rescue: A distressed woman is removed from the luxury hotel complex during the terrorist attack on Tuesday
Kenyan security forces are off the scene shortly before President Kenyatta announced that the attack was over and all terrorists were killed
President Kenyatta said that 14 civilians were declared dead and that more than 700 people were evacuated during the attack.
This morning it turned out that American businessman Jason Spindler from Houston, Texas was one of the dead.
Spindler, who had turned 41 on the day of the terrorist attack, had survived the terrorist attack on 9/11 at the World Trade Center in 2001.
The father of Mr. Spindler, Joseph, enjoyed a successful career on Wall Street when he decided that he wanted to develop a model to help people with a low income.
Spindler later became the founder and CEO of I-DEV International, a management strategy and investment firm based in Nairobi, and lived in Kenya for the past five years.
The British victim, who is understood to have double British and South African nationality, has not been mentioned. Another British citizen was injured in the attack and receives care, the Foreign Office confirmed today.
The London-based company Adam Smith International also said that two employees died in the attack.
Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed were killed on the terrace of a restaurant in the complex where the company has offices in Nairobi, the company said in a statement.
Survivors of the attack shared the gruesome stories about what was going on in the hotel complex when the gunmen stormed the building.
Reuben Kimani, a barista who worked at the hotel, said that he recognized at least one of the attackers and had given him coffee in the run-up to the attack.
"I knew one of them because he had a big scar on one hand & # 39 ;, he said. & # 39; I saw them. They shot six of my friends, four did not die but two succumbed. & # 39;
He said the attackers were shouting: "Why are you killing our brothers and sisters in Somalia?" before opening the fire.
Spindler is depicted during a trip to Puerto Rico with friends in 2013 (left) and (right), rock climbing in Nairobi
Jason Spindler (photo), 40, was killed in the Dusit hotel in the Kenyan capital Nairobi along with 13 others on Tuesday
Friends mourned to see the businessman (on a trip to Puerto Rico in 2017 far left with a group) when the news about his death appeared
Armed gangsters shot into the hall and sent workers on the run for their lives while others were packing themselves under their desk. Pictured: bullet holes in the windows of a restaurant in the hall
Thailand & # 39; s deputy prime minister says that terrorists may be focused on hotel because the food is delicious & # 39;
Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand, Prawit Wongsuwan
The Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand said he thought the hotel in Thai hands in Nairobi had been attacked by terrorists because the food is delicious.
Prawit Wongsuwan, who is also the Minister of Defense, made the remark this morning during a press conference.
Wongsuwan told reporters that it's good enough & # 39; was that no Thai civilians had been killed during the horrendous attack in Nairobi on Tuesday.
When asked why he thought a hotel in Thai hands was the target, he replied: "I do not know. Maybe because the food is delicious. & # 39;
The DusitD2 hotel is owned by Dusit Thani, a multinational chain with 29 hotels and resorts in 18 countries.
Cyprian Otieno, a 23-year-old student, met a friend for lunch elsewhere in Westlands, then decided to go to the Dusit where his friend wanted to take a cocktail.
& # 39; Suddenly we heard a weird BOOM followed by gunshots! Guards at the entrance shouted & # 39; go back, back & # 39; in English and Swahili, & # 39; he told AFP via Twitter.
He said that some fled while others tried to hide, wait about half an hour until they heard a voice: "kill them, kill them." in Swahili and more gunfire.
Terrified, a group of about 20 people fled to the back of the hotel.
I'm sorry to say that at that moment every man was for himself. We were all together in the beginning, but after a few minutes the attackers started shooting … I can not even remember what happened afterwards. & # 39;
Tracy Wanjiru, 28, a manager of a salon in the complex, was in the midst of a new Shabaab attack five years after she survived an attack on the Westgate shopping center when she was six months pregnant.
She told the Nation media group: "I worked there (Westgate) when the attackers rushed in, it was not easy, just like today. I can only say that I thank God. & # 39;
After the first explosion in the DusitD2 complex was heard, Wanjiru said she saw human body parts fly in the air in the midst of flames of fire & # 39 ;.
The Somali Islamic militant group al Shabaab claimed that it was behind the attack on the complex – including a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices. Pictured: people seek coverage
An injured man is evacuated from the moment of an explosion. Thick black smoke can be seen wavy from behind the complex behind them
A woman with a shocked shell is evacuated from the Dusit Hotel by hotel staff and guards trying to calm her down
The Somali Islamic militant group al-Shabaab, which has ties with al-Qaeda, claimed that it was the cause of the attack on the DusitD2 complex, located in the well-to-do Westlands district of Nairobi, popular with many foreign emigrants.
Next to the luxurious hotel DusitD2, which is owned by Thai, the comples is hoI go to offices of several international companies, including Colgate Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Pernod Ricard, Dow Chemical and SAP, as well as the luxurious DusitD2 hotel, which is owned by the Thai government.
Citizen TV from Kenya released security cameras that showed at least four heavily armed men in dark-colored, paramilitary clothing. Officials later confirmed that five terrorists were involved in the attack and were killed.
The national police chief of Kenya, Joseph Boinnet, said the coordinated attack began with an explosion aimed at three vehicles outside a bank and a suicide attack in the hotel lobby that seriously wounded a number of guests.
Kenyan hospitals called for blood donations, while the number of injured remained unclear.
A CCTV-grip with one of five suspects already Shabaab attackers who opened fire in the hotel as a suicide bomber who had exploded in the lobby
CCTV with two of the alleged attackers who walk past a barrier to the hotel with a dark paramilitary device. Al Shabaab has already claimed responsibility for the massacre
Shocking survivors are taken to the hospital with safety precautions, barely dressed, in safety
An armed officer tells survivors to stay behind and to push down ducks if he tries to bring them to safety
A female staff member cries after he has removed it from the complex. Her male colleagues & # 39; s and a guard comfort her
Video footage from the hotel showed Kenyan security agents who searched the building and employees who were hiding while gunfire could still be heard. Some climbed out of a ladder through a window.
One man got up from the floor, where he seemed to hide under a piece of wood paneling.
Al-Shabaab's attack in 2013 in the nearby shopping mall Westgate in Nairobi that killed 67 people, this seemed to target rich Kenyans and foreigners. It came a day after a magistrate decided that three men should stand trial in connection with the Westgate Mall siege.
Al-Shabab has sworn retaliation against Kenya for sending troops to Somalia to fight it since 2011. The violence of Tuesday came three years on the day after al-Shabab extremists attacked a Kenyan military base in Somalia, involving dozens of people life came.
The group has killed hundreds of people in Kenya. In the deadliest attack, al-Shabab claimed responsibility for an attack on Kenyan Garissa University in 2015 that killed 147 people, mostly students.
The last massacre demonstrated the ability of al-Shabab to perform spectacular blood acts, despite a dramatic increase in air strikes in the US against President Donald Trump.
How the horror in the DusitD2 Hotel unfolded:
Tuesday 15 o'clock: First reports of an explosion and gunshots of the Riverside Drive complex, including the hotel, shops, restaurants and offices in the green Westlands area of Nairobi.
Several cars are burning in a parking lot while safety forces are pouring in and people are running or being taken off the stage. The police quickly call it a terrorist attack.
4:30 in the afternoonOfficials in civilian clothes rush from shop to shop to track down trapped civilians and an unknown number of attackers. A black plume of smoke rises from the stage. Sporadic artillery continues.
05:00: The Somalian-based extremist group al-Shabab claims responsibility and says that its members are still fighting while the survivors are coming from the scene and seem desperate and reporting dead bodies.
06:00: Kenya's national police chief says special forces are trying to get rid of the attackers and are looking forward to bringing the situation to a standard in the shortest possible time & # 39 ;.
Kenyans paid close attention to the police response after officers had taken hours to respond to a fatal attack on the nearby Westgate shopping center in 2013.
7 am: A Kenyan policeman among the first on the scene says: "There was no time to count the dead", with bodies seen in restaurants downstairs and in offices upstairs. Gunfire continues.
8:30 in the evening: The National Chief of Kenya gives the first official details of the attack and says it started with an explosion where three vehicles were hit outside a bank, while a suicide bomber blew up in the hotel lobby and seriously injured bystanders.
He still calls the operation in progress.
11:00: Kenya's Interior Minister says that all buildings are secured and security forces are in the final stage of mopping & # 39 ;.
Still no official toll of dead casualties.
11:30: Kenya & # 39; s Citizen TV is broadcast with surveillance images showing four attackers, breaking up young men in ammunition bandoliers while quietly walking over an outdoor area of the complex.
Wednesday, 1 hourSome family members say that loved ones are still trapped, even after the Kenyan authorities have safely named all buildings. A woman says that her brother is hiding with more than 10 other people.
02:00Kenyan policeman says that 15 bodies have been taken to the mortuary. Tormented family and friends come together there.
4:00: Kenya's Interior Ministry says that "no further threat to the public exists & # 39; and that citizens who & # 39; in a building & # 39; are & # 39; secured & # 39; have been safely evacuated.
06:45: A new explosion and gunshots are heard, shortly after tens of survivors who were still stored in a part of the complex are freed.
They unite with relieved friends and family and talk about a long night of diving through shelters while listening to the nearby gunshot.
9:00 am: Eruptions of gunshots are still heard from the complex.
The security services make their way through the hotel complex and find anxious groups of people who have barricaded themselves in rooms.
More than 100 are recovered and included for medical treatment.
10:30 AM in the morning: Kenyan president says that 14 & # 39; innocent people & # 39; be dead and explain the attack, saying that all terrorists have been eliminated.
Who are already Shabaab? Extremist group linked to al-Qaeda who killed the attack on the Nairobi shopping center in 2013
The al-Qaida-affiliated al-Shabaab, whose name & # 39; The youth & # 39; means, wants to impose its strict version of Sharia law in East Africa.
The group is particularly active in Somalia, where there are an estimated 7,000 to 9,000 militants in the ranks that often unleash attacks aimed at security and government officials, as well as hotels and restaurants in the capital.
The group has also suffered deadly attacks in Kenya and Uganda, both of which are delivering troops to an African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia.
Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, after Al-Shabaab-armed robberies invaded the mall with more than sixty people killed in 2013
Yesterday's onslaught promptly reminded many Kenyans of the Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi in 2013, when al-Shabaab extremists invaded the luxury shopping mall, swung grenades and began a day-long siege that killed 67 people.
The British jihadist Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the White Widow, according to the rumors would be involved in planning that attack.
The complex that was attacked yesterday is less than three kilometers from Westgate Mall and is located in what is considered one of the safest parts of the city.
The attack came three years on the day after al-Shabaab extremists attacked a Kenyan military base in Somalia, killing dozens of people.
The al-Shabaab objected to the presence of Kenyan forces in the turbulent Horn of Africa nation.
The British jihadist Samantha Lewthwaite, known as the White Widow, according to the rumors, would have been involved in planning the attack on the Westgate Mall.