More than 700 civilians were evacuated from the dusitD2 complex after a 20-hour siege. Some hid under desks as bullets shattered plate glass doors. Others jumped from windows, or ran out under fire.
“The security operation at dusit complex is over, and all the terrorists eliminated,” President Uhuru Kenyatta told the nation, looking drained and grave. He praised his citizens for helping each other. “Kenyans showed the world the best part of us: brave, patriotic, loving and unbowed.”
Kenyatta did not specify how many assailants there were, but CCTV clips showed at least five dressed in black.
One is seen waiting outside the restaurant before blowing himself up in a cloud of debris. Four others then shoot assault rifles crossing the car park.