On the afternoon of Tuesday, January 15, al-Shabaab terrorists attacked a luxury hotel in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 14 people and wounding dozens. According to emerging reports, one American and one British national are among the dead.

The attack began early in the afternoon. An unspecified number of terrorists stormed the hotel’s entrance, lobbing grenades at vehicles and shooting anyone on sight. According to the Kenyan chief of police, Joseph Boinnet, at least one terrorists carried a suicide vest and blew himself up in the lobby. Thereafter, the terrorists spread throughout the hotel complex, killing as they went.

As the attack unfolded, one Kenyan police officer told a BBC reporter, “Things are not good. People are dying.”

Another bystander said, “I just started hearing gunshots, and then started seeing people running away raising their hands up and some were entering the bank to hide for their lives. I have seen a human as I ran out and there is what looks like minced meat all over.”