India condemns Nairobi hotel attack

India condemns Nairobi hotel attack

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NAIROBI, Jan. 15, 2019 (Xinhua) -- Smoke rises from the blast area after an attack at an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi, Kenya, on Jan. 15, 2019. At least three people have been confirmed dead and several others injured following an attack at an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi on Tuesday, police said. (Xinhua/Zhang Yu/IANS)
New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) 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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