According reports explosions and heavy gunfire rock a hotel complex in the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
There is a suspected terror attack unfolding at the complex, which houses a large hotel known as DusitD2, along with several banks and offices.
The Police are said to be exchanging gunfire with the attackers in the operation.
At least one officer in bomb disposal gear has been seen at the complex as well as an unexploded grenade in a hallway of a shopping area.
Several cars have been seen on fire and people are being carried away from the scene.
Large plumes of smoke have also been seen rising from the area as scores of people have been reported injured.
One survivor of the attack said he sought refuge in a fridge and that he saw at least one dead body in the grounds of the DusitD2 hotel.
Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has since said it is behind the attack and that its fighters were still inside the complex.
The incident comes on the third anniversary of the El Adde attack, which claimed the lives of several Kenyan soldiers in Somalia.
The Police spokesman Charles Owino said officers had been deployed to the complex, including those from the country’s anti-terrorism unit.Follow Us on Social Media