Hero SAS soldier ran into Kenyan hotel and exchanged fire with Islamist terrorists slaughtering guests and helped free survivors
- ‘British SAS soldier’ fought Islamist terrorists who attacked Nairobi hotel
- Reportedly responded to call for back-up by Kenyan Special Forces
- Four terrorists attacked luxury hotel in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday afternoon
- At least 14 people died in the attack, including a British man and a U.S. woman
A British SAS hero allegedly jumped in to fight a group of Islamist terrorists who launched an attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya, killing 14 people, on Tuesday.
Photos from the scenes yesterday show the man with combat gear over a casual jeans and purple shirt storming the building and rescuing civilians.
Tuesday’s terror attack at a hotel and office complex in Nairobi saw four gunmen kill 14 people, including a British man and an American woman, after detonating car bombs outside.
The British SAS soldier was reportedly in Nairobi to train Kenyan Special Forces when four Islamist terrorists attacked a luxury hotel complex in the city
The British ‘SAS soldier’ helps to evacuate an injured man from the scene
Stepping in: Tuesday’s terror attack at a hotel and office complex in Nairobi saw four gunmen kill 14 people, including a British man and an American woman
The British man was reportedly in Nairobi to train Kenyan Special Forces when a request for help went out to local forces.
‘He was there training and mentoring Kenyan forces when the shout went up, so they went in,’ an insider told The Sun.
‘During the operation he fired off some rounds – it’s safe bet he hit his target – the SAS don’t miss.
‘He is a long serving member of the Regiment, there is no doubt his actions saved lives.’
The Sun’s source claimed the British SAS-man was joined by US Navy Seals in aiding Kenyan Special Forces yesterday.
The unnamed soldier helped rescue civilians and reportedly helped storm the complex
Kenyan security officers search for attackers during an ongoing gunfire and explosions in Nairobi on Tuesday
People take cover as they follow a police officer to evacuate the upscale hotel and office complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi
When contacted by MailOnline, the Ministry of Defence declined to comment on the report.
The four attackers, one wearing a green belt laden with grenades, were seen on CCTV blasting their way into the hotel and office complex in Nairobi after detonating car bombs outside a nearby bank.
The suicide bomber then blew himself up in the lobby before the other three began hurling grenades and shooting people as they fled or hid under tables.
President Uhuru Kenyatta said this morning that all three remaining attackers had been eliminated overnight and that the security operation is now over.
Kenyatta said that 14 civilians have been confirmed dead and that more than 700 people had been evacuated to safety from the the 14 Riverside Drive complex – which includes a large hotel known as DusitD2, banks and offices.
Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi
Rescued: A distressed woman is taken out of the luxury hotel complex during the terror attack on Tuesday
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene shortly before President Kenyatta announced that the attack was over and all terrorists killed
Somali Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, which has links to al-Qaeda, claimed that it was behind the terror attack. Al-Shabaab carried out the 2013 attack at the nearby Westgate Mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people.
The UK Foreign Office has today confirmed that a British man was killed in the attack, and that another British citizen was wounded.
It is understood the man who died was of British and South African dual nationality.
The US State Department said an American woman had also died in the attack.
London-based company Adam Smith International also said two employees were killed in the attack.
Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed were killed on the terrace of a restaurant in the complex where the company has Nairobi offices, the company said in a statement.