American Jason Spindler, Who Survived 9/11, Killed in Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

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Wongsuwan told reporters it was "good enough" that no Thai citizens had been killed in the horrific attack in Nairobi on Tuesday.

The sound of gunfire was once again heard Wednesday morning, according to media reports.

TRT World spoke to journalist Timothy Otieno for more from Nairobi. One victim had no papers, the mortuary official said.

He later said that police had begun evacuating people from the office buildings.

Kenyan counterterrorism police rushed to fight off the terrorists in a gun battle that lasted at least 16 hours. Several vehicles burned, sending black smoke rising over the complex, and people were rushed, some carried, from the scene.

He said "a number of guests suffered serious injuries". Two victims were not identified.

Al Shabab asserted that 47 people were killed but its Shahada news agency post gave no details.

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Special forces were sent into the hotel to flush out the gunmen believed to be holed up inside the hotel and the Interior Ministry said the area had been secured on Tuesday night.

Families who went to the Chiromo morgue were told they could not view the bodies until a forensic investigation had been performed, provoking grief and anger.

"Jason Spindler was one of those rare men who was loved by pretty much anyone be touched in Kenya and around the world", his friend Chris Schroeder tweeted Tuesday.

On Thursday Kenya Police said five terrorists had been "eliminated" following the attack.

"After we were discharged, I was given some pills to calm down and later at home I had this scary flashback of that human leg flying, I had to sleep with my lights on. We hid in the room and then some police officers rescued us", he said. "I had to keep telling her "Just wait, help is on the way, they are nearly there, they are nearly there.' And then at one point she was like, 'Please tell me I am getting out of here alive" and then it was just like my breaking point".

I-DEV says it is a strategy and investment advisory firm that attempts to grow businesses in emerging markets. "I saw them. They shot six of my friends, four didn't die but two succumbed". It came a day after a magistrate ruled that three men must stand trial in connection with the Westgate Mall siege.

That assault was also claimed by Al Shabab, fighting since 2007 to overthrow the internationally-backed government in Mogadishu.

While U.S. air strikes and African Union forces have degraded the group's ability to operate, it is still capable of carrying out spectacular attacks in retaliation for the Kenyan military's campaign against it in Somalia. "Coming out safe I was so grateful to God, especially the news of so many people dead", said Mwanza.