Gunfire and explosions rock DusitD2 Hotel

Explosions and gunfire rocked an upscale hotel in Riverside Drive, Nairobi, on Tuesday in an attack that sent people fleeing into the streets.

Smoke from burning cars rose in the air outside the DusitD2 hotel and office park on Riverside Drive in Nairobi’s Westlands neighborhood. The building was surrounded by heavily armed police and ambulances as wounded people were carried out on stretchers.

Four hospitals in the city were taking victims. One of them, Kenyatta National Hospital, said four people were brought in with gunshot wounds.

Up to now there is no official tallies of the dead or injured.

Heavily armed police moved slowly through the complex evacuating stores as frightened civilians poured out of shops with their hands in the air.