Nairobi — Nineteen people remain unaccounted for two days after Somali militants attacked a hotel complex in Nairobi and killed at least 21 people, the Red Cross said on Thursday, raising the possibility of a considerably higher death toll. Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based al-Qaeda affiliate fighting to impose strict Islamic law, said it carried the assault on the upscale dusitD2 compound over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said on Wednesday evening that a 20-hour siege had ended with security forces killing all the Somali militants who had stormed the hotel complex, driving hundreds of people into terrifying escapes. The Red Cross, on Wednesday afternoon, put the number of those unaccounted for at 50. In a statement some hours later, it said the number of people still unaccounted for had dropped to 19. Kenya, the East African hub for multinational companies and the UN, became a frequent target for al-Shaba...

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