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Death toll in Nairobi attack climbs to 21, plus 5 attackers

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Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The death toll from an extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi climbed to 21, plus the five militants killed, police said Wednesday in the aftermath of the brazen overnight siege by al-Shabab gunmen. Two people accused of facilitating the attack were arrested.

The number of those killed at the DusitD2 complex rose with the discovery of six more bodies at the scene and the death of a wounded police officer, said Joseph Boinnet, inspector-general of Kenyan police. Twenty-eight people were hurt and taken to the hospital, he said.

In a televised address to the nation earlier in the day, President Uhuru Kenyatta announced that the all-night operation by security forces to retake the complex was over and that all of the extremists had been killed.

"We will seek out every person that was involved in the funding, planning and execution of this heinous act," he vowed.

In an attack that demonstrated al-Shabab's continued ability to strike Kenya's capital despite setbacks on the battlefield, extremists stormed the place with guns and explosives. Security camera footage released to local media showed a suicide bomber blowing himself up in a grassy area in the complex, the flash visible along with smoke billowing from the spot where he had been standing.

Of the civilian victims, 16 were Kenyan, one was British, one was American and three were of African descent but their nationalities were not yet identified, police said.

Al-Shabab, which is based in neighboring Somalia and allied with al-Qaida, claimed responsibility. The Islamic extremist group also carried out the 2013 attack at Nairobi's nearby Westgate Mall that killed 67 people, and an assault on Kenya's Garissa University in 2015 that claimed 147 lives, mostly students.

While U.S. airstrikes and African Union forces in Somalia have degraded the group's ability to operate, it is still capable of carrying out spectacular acts of violence in retaliation for the Kenyan military's campaign against it.

The bloodshed in Kenya's capital appeared designed to inflict maximum damage to the country's image of stability and its tourism industry, an important source of revenue.

The government said late Tuesday that buildings were secure. However, gunfire continued into Wednesday morning, and dozens of trapped people were rescued overnight. Several loud booms were heard Wednesday as teams sought to clear the complex of booby traps and other explosives.

Kenyatta's announcement that the security operation was complete came about 20 hours after the first reports of the attack.

The Kenyan Red Cross said about 50 people were unaccounted for. But many of those were believed not to have been in the complex during the attack.

Ken Njoroge, CEO of a company in the DustiD2 complex that offers mobile banking services, said he was unable to locate several employees. "It's very difficult for the families because the passage of time only makes the problem bigger," he said.

The American killed in the attack was identified as Jason Spindler, co-founder and managing director of San Francisco-based I-DEV International. Spindler's father, Joseph, said his son worked with international companies to form business partnerships in Kenya that would boost local economies.

The Houston-raised Spindler had a brush with tragedy on 9/11: He was employed by a financial firm at the World Trade Center at the time of the 2001 terrorist attack but was running late that morning and was emerging from the subway when the first tower fell, according to his father. He became covered in dust and debris as he tried to help others, the elder Spindler said.

In the Nairobi attack, a man who gave only his first name, Davis, described how he had escaped with colleagues by fleeing down a fire escape.

"It's a traumatic experience. It shakes you," he said. Still, Davis said he was impressed by the "inner strength" and compassion of people who helped each other in the midst of danger.

His own thoughts, he said, were: "Get people out and get out yourself. That's it."

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Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners carry the body of Feisal Ahmed, who was killed with his colleague Abdalla Dahir in Tuesday's attack, as they leave a mosque and head to the funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
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This undated photo provided by I-DEV international shows Jason Spindler in Nairobi, Kenya. DEV International confirmed that Spindler, the company's co-founder and managing director, was killed Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, when gunmen staged a deadly attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi. (Courtesy of I-DEV International via AP)
Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i as he gives a statement at the scene of yesterday's extremist gunmen attack, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.  Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Mourners bury the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at their funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.  The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Feisal Ahmed and his colleague Abdalla Dahir, who were killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners await the arrival of the bodies of Feisal Ahmed and his colleague Abdalla Dahir, who were killed in Tuesday's attack, as they prepare to pray over them at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by red cross paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Unidentified women console each other at the scene of a violent attack early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces with two tourniquets around his legs is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A member of Kenyan special forces shouts at the media to go back after his wounded colleague was carried into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Media surround Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i as he gives a statement at the scene of the attack Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Family members including the mother of Abdalla, center, prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Unidentified women console each other at the scene of a violent attack early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Unidentified women console each other at the scene of a violent attack early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Feisal Ahmed and his colleague Abdalla Dahir, who were killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Feisal Ahmed and his colleague Abdalla Dahir, who were killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Kenya Red Cross personnel helps a woman reacting after learning of a family member killed during a recent terrorist attack Wednesday, Jan. 16 2019, at the Chiromo Mortuary, Nairobi, Kenya. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. The al-Shabab extremist group based in neighboring Somalia claimed responsibility and said its members were still fighting inside (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners carry the body of Feisal Ahmed, who was killed with his colleague Abdalla Dahir in Tuesday's attack, as they leave a mosque and head to the funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners carry the body of Feisal Ahmed, who was killed with his colleague Abdalla Dahir in Tuesday's attack, as they leave a mosque and head to the funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i as he gives a statement at the scene of yesterday's extremist gunmen attack, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya.  Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i as he gives a statement at the scene of yesterday's extremist gunmen attack, Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Map locates attack in Nairobi, Kenya.;
Map locates attack in Nairobi, Kenya.;
Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners grieve as they prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Media surround Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i as he gives a statement at the scene of the attack Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Media surround Kenya's Interior Minister Fred Matiang'i as he gives a statement at the scene of the attack Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Members of Kenyan special forces at the scene of an attach by an extremist gunman Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Mourners await the arrival of the bodies of Feisal Ahmed and his colleague Abdalla Dahir, who were killed in Tuesday's attack, as they prepare to pray over them at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners await the arrival of the bodies of Feisal Ahmed and his colleague Abdalla Dahir, who were killed in Tuesday's attack, as they prepare to pray over them at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Mourners bury the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at their funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019.  The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners bury the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at their funerals in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
Mourners prepare to pray over the bodies of Abdalla Dahir and Feisal Ahmed, who were both killed in Tuesday's attack, at a mosque in Nairobi, Kenya Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019. The two worked for the Somalia Stability Fund, managed by the London-based company Adam Smith International, and were killed in Tuesday's assault by Islamic extremist gunmen on a luxury hotel and shopping complex. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga)
This undated photo provided by I-DEV international shows Jason Spindler in Nairobi, Kenya. DEV International confirmed that Spindler, the company's co-founder and managing director, was killed Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, when gunmen staged a deadly attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi. (Courtesy of I-DEV International via AP)
This undated photo provided by I-DEV international shows Jason Spindler in Nairobi, Kenya. DEV International confirmed that Spindler, the company's co-founder and managing director, was killed Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, when gunmen staged a deadly attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi. (Courtesy of I-DEV International via AP)
Security forces walk to the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Security forces walk to the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces with two tourniquets around his legs is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces with two tourniquets around his legs is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A member of Kenyan special forces shouts at the media to go back after his wounded colleague was carried into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A member of Kenyan special forces shouts at the media to go back after his wounded colleague was carried into an ambulance by paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by red cross paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
A wounded member of Kenyan special forces is carried from a US embassy diplomatic vehicle into an ambulance by red cross paramedics at the scene Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. Extremists stormed a luxury hotel in Kenya's capital on Tuesday, setting off thunderous explosions and gunning down people at cafe tables in an attack claimed by Africa's deadliest Islamic militant group (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Terrorists attacked an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Terrorists attacked an upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital Tuesday, sending people fleeing in panic as explosions and heavy gunfire reverberated through the neighborhood. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)