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The death toll is rising after the terrorist attack on luxury hotel

at Least 15 people lost their lives when militants with explosives and firearms on Tuesday attacked a hotel complex with offices, cafes and restaurants in Nairobi, Kenya.

There was talk about a coordinated attack, which included a suicide attack, writes the news agency AFP.

the Attack began mid-afternoon local time with an explosion targeting three cars outside a bank.

at the same time triggered a suicide bomber an explosive device in the hotel lobby. An unknown number of guests was badly injured, informs the country's national police commissioner, Joseph Boinnet.

Late Tuesday night, about eight hours after the attack began, informs Kenya's interior secretary, Fred Matiangi, that all buildings are secured.

- the Situation is under control. Let us all remember that terrorism will never defeat us, says Fred Matiangi, who does not confirm the number of killed and wounded.

People are being evacuated from the area. Photo: Reuters

Somali islamistgruppe al-Shabaab has taken the blame for the attack.

It was al-Shabaab, which in 2013 was behind an attack on the mall Westgate Mall in Nairobi, where 67 people were killed.

In 2015, took al-Shabaab was blamed for an attack against a university in Kenya, which killed 147 people, the majority of students, life.

when kenyan soldiers in 2011 went into Somalia, al-Shabaab threatened retaliation. Since the group has killed hundreds of people in Kenya.

The Danish ministry of foreign affairs in a tweet warned of the attack at the DusitD2 Hotel in Nairobi Westlandsområde.

- stay away from the site. Follow local authorities ' instructions, says.

A police officer keeps guard after a gunfight. Photo: Reuters

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