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Somali Islamists claim upscale Kenyan hotel attack

Gunmen attacked an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi on Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the neighbourhood. At least one person was killed and eight others were injured in the attack, hospital officials said. An AFP reporter said the death toll was at least five. Al Shabaab - the Somalia-based extremist group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead - claimed responsibility for the assault and said its members were still fighting inside.

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