US dismisses ‘false reports’ on Kenya attack.
The US Embassy has released a statement to say they had no advanced notice of the attack on DusitD2 hotel in Kenya’s capital Nairobi.
“Contrary to some false reports on social media, the United States had no advance notice of the attack, nor did we ever advise American citizens or our staff to avoid the DusitD2 prior to the incident,” the statement said.
“We deplore the spread of false information in the wake of this tragedy, which only serves to hamper ongoing efforts to defeat terrorism,” it added.
Somalia-based Islamist group al-Shabab says it was behind Tuesday’s attack on the luxury hotel compound that killed at least 21 people.