Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

A British man killed in an attack on a hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, has been named as Luke Potter by the international development charity he worked for.

In a statement, Gatsby said it was “shocked and saddened” by the death of its Africa programmes director.

Mr Potter was among at least 21 people killed. It is understood a member of the UK Special Forces was involved in a rescue operation at the complex.

The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab said it was behind the attack.

Gunmen stormed the complex in the capital on Tuesday. Gunfire and explosions continued into Wednesday before President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the siege had ended. Continue reading Kenya hotel terror attack: Luke Potter named as Briton killed, 22 people reported killed, figure likely to rise

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KENYA HOTEL TERROR Attack as it happened

KENYA HOTEL TERROR Attack as it happened

Nairobi, Kenya (CNN)Armed men burst into a hotel complex in Nairobi with gunfire and explosions, killing at least 14 people in an attack that lasted hours and ended Wednesday morning, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

“The security operation at Dusit complex is over, and all the terrorists eliminated,” Kenyatta told reporters without giving details. “Fourteen innocent lives were lost through the hands of these murderers, terrorists.”
More than 700 people were evacuated to safety in the course of the attack, he added.
Shortly before Kenyatta declared it over, gunshots and explosions could be heard at the scene.
An American, Jason Spindler, was identified by his employer as one of those killed in the attack. He was co-founder and managing director of I-DEV International, a firm advising on business strategy for emerging markets. Continue reading KENYA HOTEL TERROR Attack as it happened