CANADIAN MAN HELD IN KENYA FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN DEADLY ATTACK

OTTAWA, Canada, A Canadian man and five other people, suspected of helping attackers stage an extremist attack that killed 21 people in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, have appeared in court, according to CTV Saturday.

On Friday, a judge in Nairobi ordered five of the suspects, including the Canadian man, identified as Guleid Abdihakim, held for 30 days, while police are looking into the deadly attack on the DusitD2 Hotel complex.

The attackers stormed the hotel complex, by opening fire and throwing grenades, killing 21 people, including one police officer.

Five attackers were killed by Kenyan security forces.

Islamist extremist group, al-Shabab in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying, its was a response to U.S. President, Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Kenya is one of the strongest allies of the United States in Africa.

Al-Shabab carried out the 2013 attack at Nairobi's nearby Westgate Mall, that claimed 67 lives, and an assault on Kenya's Garissa University, in 2015, that killed 147 people, mostly students.

Source: Nam News Network

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CANADIAN MAN HELD IN KENYA FOR ALLEGED INVOLVEMENT IN DEADLY ATTACK

OTTAWA, Canada, A Canadian man and five other people, suspected of helping attackers stage an extremist attack that killed 21 people in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, have appeared in court, according to CTV Saturday.

On Friday, a judge in Nairobi ordered five of the suspects, including the Canadian man, identified as Guleid Abdihakim, held for 30 days, while police are looking into the deadly attack on the DusitD2 Hotel complex.

The attackers stormed the hotel complex, by opening fire and throwing grenades, killing 21 people, including one police officer.

Five attackers were killed by Kenyan security forces.

Islamist extremist group, al-Shabab in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack, saying, its was a response to U.S. President, Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Kenya is one of the strongest allies of the United States in Africa.

Al-Shabab carried out the 2013 attack at Nairobi's nearby Westgate Mall, that claimed 67 lives, and an assault on Kenya's Garissa University, in 2015, that killed 147 people, mostly students.

Source: Nam News Network

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