Five bodies seen in Nairobi hotel attack - photographer

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"We stand ready to help any other British people affected".

"We are providing support to his family and friends at this very hard time".

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.

A mortuary worker told Reuters around midnight (2100 GMT) on Tuesday that 14 people were killed in the attack.

Mohamed Yasin Jama lost two work colleagues.

"This attack on Nairobi hotel came as Kenyans and their media are commemorating (the) El Adde attack", it said.

All the gunmen who staged a deadly attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi were killed, Kenya's president said Wednesday, declaring an end to the brazen, overnight siege that underscored the ability of al-Shabab extremists to strike despite military setbacks.

Mr Crump said they took a "slow and strategic route" through the compound to avoid being shot because the terrorists were still at large.

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The extremists based in neighbouring Somalia, with links to Al-Qaeda, said that its members were still fighting in the country.

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"I can confirm that ... the security operation at Dusit complex is over and all the terrorists eliminated", Kenyatta said in a televised address to the nation.

In the early hours of Wednesday, more than 100 people were rescued.

Al-Shabab - the Somalia-based Islamic extremist group that carried out the 2013 Westgate Mall attack in Nairobi that left 67 people dead - claimed responsibility.

Kenya police chief Joseph Boinnet told reporters armed assailants could still be in the building and the police operation was ongoing. Sporadic gunfire still rang out through the morning.

The al-Qaida-linked group has killed hundreds of people in Kenya, which has been targeted more than any other of the six countries providing troops to an African Union force in Somalia.

Dusit International, managers of the Nairobi DusitD2 hotel, says in a statement Wednesday it is "in constant contact with the authorities and would like to thank them for their swift response". Spindler also served in the Peace Corps in Peru, the Post reported.

A huge blast followed by a gun battle rocked an upmarket hotel and office complex in Nairobi in an attack claimed by Somali group Al Shabab. At least one of them blew himself up at the start of the attack. An unexploded grenade was also seen in a hallway at the complex.

Worldwide coalitions have conducted airstrikes against al-Shabaab for years, and the US has stepped up drone attacks on the group under the administration of President Donald Trump.

Ambulances, security forces and firefighters converged along with a bomb disposal unit, and vehicles were cordoned off for fear they contained explosives.

CCTV footage broadcast on television showed four attackers, clad all in black and heavily armed, entering a courtyard in the compound at the start of the assault. Police and army are at the scene.

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