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What to Make of the Militant Attack in Nairobi, Kenya

Jan 17, 2019 | 00:42 GMT
A Kenyan security officer secures a building attached to the Dusit D2 compound in Nairobi after a prolonged gun battle rocked the upmarket hotel complex, Jan. 15.

A Kenyan security officer secures a building attached to the Dusit D2 compound in Nairobi after a prolonged gun battle rocked the upmarket hotel complex, Jan. 15.

(KABIR DHANJI/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta declared on Jan. 16 an end to the attack and siege on a hotel in an upscale neighborhood in Nairobi, almost 19 hours after the incident was first reported. A small group of militants affiliated with al Shabaab stormed the Westlands compound -- which encloses a...

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