Can't say I noticed that, I've only seen three news reports and each mentioned al shabab.Notice the downplaying of the Islamist or fundamentalist Jihadist part and calling them ‘militants’ or Somali militants...
Almost makes them sound pleasant.
ITV termed the perps as Islamic Extremists. Also reporting that a rescue worker had lost count of the number of bodies.Can't say I noticed that, I've only seen three news reports and each mentioned al shabab.
The BBC 10pm news mentioned 'Somali Islamist group Al Shabab' twice, also mentioned there had been a lull for a few years and Al Shabab attacks had been limited.
Three mentions of Al Shabab in a short news item isn't too bad, especially as the op is still on going.
So both the BBC and ITV stating Islamist, extremist or an actual group name check.ITV termed the perps as Islamic Extremists. Also reporting that a rescue worker had lost count of the number of bodies.
And the weather. As @lokiuk said it would have a great tourist industry if it wasn’t for all this terrorism. Such a shame having been luckily enough to go to Kenya twice whilst in the army I had one R and R at Lake Naivasha and a few years later I went to Mombasa, or was it the other way around?The coffee is good and the scenery.
Both Reuters and Sky are reporting a Brit amongst the dead: All terrorists 'eliminated' in Nairobi hotel shootoutUhuru Kenyatta said 14 civilians were confirmed dead and over 700 others had been safely evacuated.
The attack on the dusitD2 hotel began shortly after 3 p.m. on Tuesday with an explosion in the parking lot and then a suicide bomb blast in the foyer, police said.
Somali militant Islamist group al Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
At least two groups of people had still been trapped inside as dawn broke, and gunfire continued to ring out around the complex in Riverside Drive.
An earlier estimate put the death toll at 15
Eleven Kenyans, an American and a Briton were among the casualties, morgue staff said. Two victims had not been identified.
This wasn't you was it?Kenyan forces kill all militants who stormed Nairobi hotel - president | Reuters
All of the al Shabab (4) members are reported as killed. 14 civilians so far reported as killed:
Both Reuters and Sky are reporting a Brit amongst the dead: All terrorists 'eliminated' in Nairobi hotel shootout
I too have been on exercise in Kenya and had nights out in Nairobi, plus the obvious Nanyuki nights out. Enjoyable time and seeing the wildlife impressive.
We do: AfricaSounds like they have something worth supporting them.
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