Somali nationals killed in Nairobi hotel attack claimed by Al Shabaab
MOGADISHU, Somalia – Two Somali nationals were among victims in suicide and gun attack on hotel complex in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
The victims, whose names have been released as Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed were colleagues and worked on the Somalia Stability Fund, a project managed by Adam Smith International (ASI).
The ASI safely evacuated 50 staff and consultants from its office when the explosion and gunfire erupted. The two colleagues died together at the outdoor restaurant within the complex, said in a memo seen by Mareeg Online.
The ASI says it has faced loss of lives through terrorist attacks in Nairobi.
In 2013, an adviser, James Thomas, was caught in the attack on the Westgate shopping mall, where 71 people were killed by gunmen.