>> I want to go.>> Yeah, we are going, we are going.>> As Kenya reels from a deadly 20-hour siege, details of the victims have begun to emerge. Among them, British national, Luke Potter and US citizen Jason Spindler. His brother said on Facebook that he was a 9/11 survivor.
So far, two Kenyans have been named, cousins Abdallah Dahir and Feisal Ahmed were described by relatives as inseparable. Their bodies were laid to rest at a joint funeral on Wednesday. Ahmed's wife is seven months pregnant. They were having lunch together when the suicide bomber struck on Tuesday. Both Dahir and Ahmed worked on economic programs trying to improve life in neighboring Somalia, home to the militant group that claimed responsibility for the attack.
Al-Shabaab is an Al-Qaeda affiliate that has carried out a number of attacks in the East African nation, which it calls revenge for Kenyan troops stationed inside Somalia. A country that's been turn apart by an ongoing civil war for nearly 30 years. But in the group's two-page statement on this latest attack, it states US President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital as a motive for the siege.
Asked about the group's claim, a White House National Security Council spokesman said in a statement, this senseless act is a stark reminder of why the United States remains resolved in our fight to defeat radical Islamist terrorism. Airstrikes against the group have intensified under Trump, but Tuesday's attack showed the insurgents are still capable of striking outside Somalia's borders.
>> You'll be okay, yeah?>> Gunshots and blasts continued to ring out in the capital for 20 hours. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced the end of the siege on Wednesday, and that all the militants had been killed. CCTV clips showed at least five people were involved in the attack in the upscale complex.
Dozens of people remain unaccounted for, raising the possibility of a much higher death toll.