World celebrates Kenyan SAS hero who ‘stormed hotel on his own to take on terrorists’
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The SAS hero was reportedly pictured evacuating bystanders
London, Jan. 17, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A bold member of Kenyan Special Anti-terrorist Squad, SAS is being celebrated world wide as hero after video and pictures of him emerged storming into a hotel in Kenya alone to save hostages and take on gunmen during a terror attack.
While others were seeing taken refuge for safety to first assess the situation, a situation described by a security expert as “standard security precaution” the SAS officer to a personal risk and headed straight inside the hotel to take on the terrorists and save lives
The serving member of the elite unit was reportedly on a training mission with Kenyan Special Forces when the attack was launched.
At least four terrorists were involved in the slaughter at the Riverside hotel and office complex in Nairobi on Tuesday
The attack killed 14, including one British man and an American woman, while another Brit is amongst the wounded.
The soldier is said to have taken part in the rescue mission with US Navy Seals.
SAS hero escorts a victim to safety. © Credits: REUTERS
Pictures and video from the scene show the special forces hero in jeans and body armour, holding a gun, as he escorts bystanders to safety.
The weapon he is clutching is a Diemaco C8 Carbine – standard issue for Special Forces soldiers.
A source told The Sun: “UK Special Forces always run towards the sound of gunfire.
“During the operation he fired off some rounds – it’s safe bet he hit his target – the SAS don’t miss.
“He is a long serving member of the Regiment, there is no doubt his actions saved lives.” His bravery story is been written by many international newspapers to his credit and that of Kenya
Chilling CCTV earlier showed four terrorists armed with guns and grenades during the attack on the DusitD2 hotel.
The Riverside complex that housed the hotel is also the location of the offices of a number of international businesses.
One of the victims was said to be an employee of LG Electronics.
The SAS Hero in full combat outfit with others © Credits: REUTERS
Other firms based there include Colgate Palmolive, Reckitt Benckiser, Pernod Ricard, Dow Chemical and SAP.
© Credits: AFP/Getty ImagesThe attack which started Tuesday afternoon came to an end overnight, with all of the militants reportedly killed.
Islamist militant group al-Shabaab, which has links to al-Qaeda, later said it was behind the slaughter.
One of the attackers © Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited