‘Shabaab terrorist’ shot dead after stabbing police officer at US embassy -PHOTOS
A suspected lone Al-Shabaab terrorist has been shot dead after he stabbed a General Service Unit (GSU) officer guarding the heavily-guarded US Embassy in Nairobi.
The suspect, it is reported, was trying to forcefully gain entry into the Embassy when he was blocked by the Kenyan officer at the gate.
“The attacker is a male of Somali origin. The knife has been recovered, body (is) still at the scene,” Gigiri OCPD Vitalis Otieno told Nairobi News.
The stabbed officer is said to be in a stable condition.
The embassy also confirmed the incident on Twitter.
Confirmed: Shooting incident near the Embassy. No Embassy personnel were involved. We refer you 2 Kenyan authorities 4 further details.
— U.S. Embassy Nairobi (@USEmbassyKenya) October 27, 2016
Here is a video of a drive-by recording.
A video posted by @nairobi_news on