The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expected to address the nation this morning about the extremist attack on a luxury hotel and shopping complex in Nairobi.

At least 15 people were killed in the attack which started Tuesday afternoon.

Somalia’s Islamic extremist rebel group, al-Shabab, claimed responsibility for the attack, which started with multiple suicide car bombs which breeched the security gates of the complex and then was followed by an invasion of at least four armed men.

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Kenyan police say there is still “an active security operation” in and around the hotel complex attacked by Islamic extremist gunmen amid sporadic gunfire from the scene.

At least 15 people were killed in the attack which started Tuesday by suicide car bombs followed by at least four armed men who invaded the hotel and shops.

Police Wednesday urged people to stay away from the crime scene until it is declared fully safe.

Scores of people were rescued at daybreak as police continued what they called a mopping-up exercise. Gunfire has been ringing out at the scene even after authorities announced that all was secure following Tuesday’s attack.

Extremists attack hotel in Nairobi; al-Shabab claims role
Extremists attack hotel in Nairobi; al-Shabab claims role
In this grab taken from security camera footage released to the local media, an armed attacker walks in the compound of a hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. (Security Camera Footage via AP)
In this grab taken from security camera footage released to the local media, an armed attacker walks in the compound of a hotel, in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. (Security Camera Footage via AP)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Kenyan security forces walk from the scene as continued blasts and gunfire could be heard early Wednesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Civilians flee as security forces aim their weapons at the buildings of a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya, Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)
Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya's capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Civilians flee the scene at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. An upscale hotel complex in Kenya’s capital came under attack on Tuesday, with a blast and heavy gunfire. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
Security forces help civilians flee the scene as cars burn behind, at a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya Tuesday, Jan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

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