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Dusit-D2 hotel attack death toll rise to 21, detectives trail more suspects

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[Vehicles burning during Dusit-D2 Hotel terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive Nairobi. Photo/Davis Mbunga]

The death toll of the Tuesday afternoon Dusit-D2 hotel terror attack has risen to 21 after six more bodies were found at the hotel on Thursday morning.

Inspector general of Police Joseph Boinett said that a security officer also succumbed to gunshot injuries while receiving urgent medical attention at a hospital in Nairobi.

Boinett however assured Kenyans that police were trailing more suspects involved in the terror attack that was aimed at sending the nation into panic mode.

“Dusit-D2 hotel remain a crime scene as police piece up more information that will help nab more suspects,” said Boinett.

He said that a vehicle suspected to have been used by the terrorists has also been towed to the CID headquarters as investigation continues.

Meanwhile Dusit-D2 hotel Manager Michael Metaxas has revealed that four of his staff died during the heinous terror attack.

“Three others are in critical condition and are receiving urgent medical attention,” he said.

A total of 100 staffs were on duty during the Tuesday afternoon terror attack. The hotel has suspended its operations to allow security agencies complete their investigations.

Over 700 people who were in the hotel during the attack were rescued during the two day multi-agency security operation.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, Interior Cabinet secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i, Religious leaders, human rights defenders and Kenyans applauded security agents for their tireless efforts in saving many lives.

Meanwhile outgoing US Ambassador Robert Godec has said that America lacked intelligence reports about Dusit-D2 hotel terror attack.

However, he assured Kenyans that US was working closely with the Kenyan government to ensure all those involved are netted.

Police are still pursuing more suspects over the Tuesday afternoon Dusit-D2 hotel terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive, Nairobi.