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Kenya: Al-Shabab Claims Nairobi Hotel Attack That Leaves 14 Dead

HeadlineJan 16, 2019

In Kenya, armed men burst into an upscale hotel complex in the capital Nairobi Tuesday, killing 14 people and launching a hostage crisis that stretched on for nearly a day. The Somalia-based militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack. In 2013, a similar assault by al-Shabab killed at least 67 people at a Nairobi shopping mall. Last year, the Trump administration targeted al-Shabab with an unprecedented number of airstrikes across Somalia.

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