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Al Shabaab takes responsibility for the ongoing attack in Nairobi

We are attacked, " says a person inside the hotel complex to the Reuters news agency.

Tv footage shows the smoke seen in the area.

Even the AFP news agency reports an explosion and gunfire, with reference to the witnesses.

which is on the site of four people in critical condition taken to hospital from the site. DN has seen pictures of bloody victims that are dragged out by armed civilian police and civilians. Police antiterrorstyrka has arrived at 14:30 Swedish time.

According to Al Jazeera, has a member of Al Shabaab, claimed responsibility.

the Attack takes place on the third anniversary of the attack in El Adde in Somalia when Al Shabaab killed at least 150 soldiers in the biggest defeat in the kenyan army's history.

the events immediate memories of the terror attack on the mall Westgate in september 2013, when 71 people were killed.

Kenyapolisen first talked about a suspected robbery, but also at the consequences of the attack against Westgate was a bank robbery at first assumed before it was clear that it was the then worst terrorattentatet in the country's history.

Islamistmilisen Al Shabaab, which was behind the Westgate attack, have not performed any major acts of terrorism on kenyan soil for several years and is heavily tillbakapressad from the core areas in Somalia. But analysts have warned that the geographical losses may force the group to change strategy.

In October 2017, carried out the Al Shabaab, the bloodiest attack in the history of Somalia when 587 persons lost their lives in the capital, Mogadishu.

behind the attack against a university in Garissa, Kenya in april 2015, when 148 people were killed.

Kenya remains a target for Al Shabaab as the country participates in the African union action Amisom, which is trying to create stability in the war-torn neighbouring country.

Charlie Robertson the chief economist for investment bank Renaissance Capital, says to DN that the attack on Westgate was the country's tourism receipts to fall by 18 per cent. He predicts a similar economic impact of today's attack, if confirmed to be a terrorist attack.

the Site of Tuesday's attack is a luxury hotel with associated conference facilities. There is also a bank and several international companies have their Nairobi office in the area. The entire facility is located in a dead-end street that runs from one of the more central genomfartslederna in Nairobi.

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