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India condemns Nairobi hotel attack

Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Terrorists attacked an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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India condemns Nairobi hotel attack

New Delhi: India on Thursday condemned the terror attack at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya’s capital Nairobi that claimed the lives of at least 21 people.

“India strongly condemns the horrific terrorist attack in Dusit D2 Hotel and offices complex in Nairobi on January 15, 2019, which caused loss of innocent lives,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

“We stand in solidarity with Kenya at this juncture.

“We express our sincere condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Kenya and wish early recovery to the injured.”

The death toll in Tuesday’s attack has increased from 14 to 21, police in Kenya said on Wednesday night.

Twenty eight people were admitted to hospitals and five terrorists were eliminated.

The victims comprise 16 Kenyans, one Briton, one American, and three people of African descent who have not yet been identified.

The Somali jihadi group Al Shabaab, which joined Al Qaeda’s international network in 2012, claimed responsibility for the attack.

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