Egypt condemns terror attack on Kenya hotel

Ahram Online , Wednesday 16 Jan 2019

Kenya attack
People are evacuated by a member of security forces during an attack on the Dusit Hotel complex in Kenya (Photo: Reuters)

Egypt condemned on Wednesday a terror attack that targeted an upscale hotel compound in Kenya’s Nairobia, which resulted in a 20 hour siege and killed at least 14 people.

The attack was carried out by Somali Islamist group Al-Shabaab, who were killed by Kenyan forces after a nearly day-long siege.

Eleven Kenyans, an American and a Briton were killed in the attack, morgue staff said according to Reuters. Two victims were not identified.

The statement stressed Egypt’s support for the people and government of Kenya in facing the terror attack; stressing the importance of joining international efforts to counter the phenomenon.

More than 700 civilians were safely evacuated from the dusitD2 complex after the attack, which is reminiscent of a 2013 assault on a Nairobi shopping center that killed 67 people.

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