Extremists storm luxury hotel in Nairobi

Extremists storm luxury hotel in Nairobi

Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital, setting off explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables. Al-Shabab, the Somalia-based Islamic extremist group, is claiming responsibility for the attack Tuesday in Nairobi. Kenyan authorities say more than 20 people were killed. The U.S. has confirmed one American was killed.

Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

A member of the security forces is seen reflected in a window as he looks at bullet-holes, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A member of the security forces is seen reflected in a window as he looks at bullet-holes, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenyan security forces aim their weapons up at buildings as they run through a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenyan security forces aim their weapons up at buildings as they run through a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians who had been hiding in buildings flee under the direction of a member of security forces at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians who had been hiding in buildings flee under the direction of a member of security forces at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Rescued civilians gather at a safe place after a blast in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Rescued civilians gather at a safe place after a blast in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A woman reacts as she flees the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A woman reacts as she flees the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians flee through a window at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Civilians flee through a window at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Medics rescue a civilian from the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)

Medics rescue a civilian from the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. (AP Photo/John Muchucha)

A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

Mourners bury the body of Abdalla Dahir near to the grave of his colleague Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at their funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Mourners bury the body of Abdalla Dahir near to the grave of his colleague Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at their funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Jan. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)