There is an attack against the luxurious hotel DusitD2 and a kontorkompleks in the district of Westlands in Kenya's capital Nairobi. People running from the scene of the crime, where there is reported gunfire and explosions.
the Police confirms this in a twittermelding.
the Area has been blocked off and motorists are advised to use alternative roads, name it in the message.
A suicide bomber was among those who attacked DusitD2, " says police chief Joseph Boinnet. He speaks of it as a "coordinated attack".
Police have now secured six of the seven floors in the hotel, and kontorkomplekset is completely secured.
Boinnet says that the police's goal is to rescue those who are trapped in the hotel, and to "neutralize" the attackers.Norfund has an office in the building
The Norwegian state investment fund Norfund has the address of the location that is under attack. It was VG who first reported this.
" We can confirm that Norfund has offices in the complex that is under attack in Nairobi. All our local staff are accounted for, and there was no Norwegian to the present, " says head of communication at Norfund, Inger Nygaard, to Dagbladet.
Norfund, a Norwegian employee at the office in Nairobi, but he was not there during the attack, " says Nygaard.
" We find it regrettable that the Fund is exposed to this again. We hope it will not be too large, " says Nygaard.
the ministry of Foreign affairs informs that they are in the process of obtaining an overview of the situation after the attack.
the Embassy has sent out information on the SMS to registered Norwegian citizens in Nairobi. Norwegian citizens in the City should avoid the area, follow the news bulletins and listen to the advice of local authorities, informs the pressetalsperson Kari Eken Wollebæk to NTB.
at Least five people are killed in the attack, according to news agency AFP. Photos from the site also shows several people who have been shot and killed.
Many of the guests at the hotel in Nairobi has also been seriously injured, reports the kenyan radio station Hot 96 FM Kenya, writes NTB.
A representative of the local police also says to the newspaper that several people are being held as hostages inside the hotel.Help us
According to Kenyan TV is six attackers seen on the way into the hotel. The attackers should still be inside the hotel.
Al-Shabaab to assume responsibility for the attack. A spokesman for the armed somali force says to Al Jazeera that "we have an ongoing operation in Nairobi".
the Reporters on site, and several users on Twitter also announces about the powerful gunfire and several loud explosions.
- Please, help us, we hide us. It is svartkledde and heavily armed terrorists here, tweeting a person who is in the building complex, according to NTB.
- We are not in security. If I die, please be so kind and tell my children that I love them, whispering a man in a phone call to the kenyan newspaper The Star.
Several witnesses to have seen a supposedly attentatmann that shoots inside one of the hotel's buildings, writes the Citizen TV.
Photos from the site shows the enormous destruction. More windows are blown, and the emergency services are working to get the injured out of the area.EVACUATION: Here are people that were in the kontorkomplekset evacuated by the kenyan police. Photo: ( KABIR DHANJI / AFP / NTB scanpix Show more Handled as a terrorist attack,
According to kenyan TV handled the incident as a terrorist attack. It is unclear how many attackers there are, but it is believed to be about at least six people, says NTB.
- We have called out members of the terrorenheten and kriminalpolitiet, " says police spokesperson Charles Owino to The Star.
In september 2013, 67 people were killed when the extreme northwestern islamistgruppen al-Shabaab attack the Westgate-the shopping centre, which lie in the same area of Nairobi.
Today's attack also comes a day after a local court ruled that the three men must meet for the court, indicted for having been involved during the attack in 2013.