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IS claims knife attack outside US embassy in Nairobi

No US embassy staff were involved in the incident Credit: Reuters

So-called Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attempted knife attack last week on a Kenyan police officer that took place outside the US embassy in Nairobi.

The group's Amaq news agency claimed on Saturday the attacker, who was shot dead outside the embassy during the incident, was a "soldier" for the group.

"The person who carried out the stabbing of a guard outside the American embassy in Nairobi last Thursday was a soldier of Islamic State responding to calls to target coalition countries," Amaq said.

The US embassy said at the time of the attack that none of its staff had been involved in the incident.


Knifeman shot dead outside US Embassy in Nairobi

A man has been shot dead outside the US Embassy in Nairobi after trying to attack a Kenyan police officer guarding an entrance, officials have confirmed.

The attack happened in Nairobi, Kenya Credit: Reuters

Police chiefs in Kenya said the attacker was armed with a knife and was shot in "self defence", while the US Embassy confirmed there had been a shooting but said none of its staff were involved.

The motive of the attack was not immediately clear.

Six people killed in suspected al-Shabaab attack in Kenya

The attack happened in Mandera county. Credit: Google maps

Six people have been killed in an attack by suspected Islamist militants from the Somali group al-Shabaab in northeast Kenya.

The governor of Mandera county, where the attack happened, told Reuters six people had been confirmed dead.

Kenya's Daily Nation said on its website the attack, which it blamed on al-Shabaab, happened early in the morning.


Kenya: Three more survivors rescued from rubble

Emergency workers rescue a survivor from the collapsed building. Credit: Reuters

Three more people have been rescued from a building which collapsed in Kenya six days ago.

Two women and a man were rescued in addition to a woman who was found earlier today.

A woman is rescued earlier today. Credit: Reuters

One of the rescued women was pregnant but sadly her baby did not survive.

The Kenya Red Cross welcomed the news, tweeting:

Woman pulled alive from rubble six days after collapse

A woman has been pulled alive from beneath the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya, six days after it came down.

Rescue workers spent several hours carefully digging their way to the woman after she was spotted still breathing earlier today.

She was carried to an ambulance as passers-by and well-wishers cheered.

At least 36 people were killed when the residential building in Huruma, Nairobi, which had been deemed not suitable for human habitation, collapsed on Friday night following several days of heavy rain.

Around 80 people are still thought to be missing.

Woman found alive six days after Kenya building collapse

A woman has been found alive in the rubble of a collapsed building in Kenya, six days after it came down.

Rescuers are currently working to free her.

Rescuers are working to free the trapped woman Credit: APTN

At least 35 people have been confirmed dead after the Huruma building in Nairobi - which had been declared unfit for human habitation and did not have an occupancy permit - collapsed.

More than 80 people are still believed to be missing.

Five suspects believed to have links with the building and its management appeared in court on Wednesday and were released on Sh1 million (£6,870) bond each.

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