Masked British Soldier Storms Hotel And Saves Hostages From Terrorist Attack

A British soldier ran into the face of danger when he saved dozens of hostages from a group of violent terrorists who had taken over a building in Kenya.

According to reports in the Sun, the SAS operative stormed through the doors of the building in the capital city of Nairobi and is believed to have shot dead members of the militant group who had detonated explosive devices and shot innocent bystanders, during the attack yesterday.

The unnamed man is said to have been in the country to support and train the Kenyan Special Forces, when news broke of the violent incident at the hotel complex.

With his face covered by a black balaclava, the lone soldier burst into the building and was captured on camera pulling injured hostages out of the hotel, before heading back in to confront the terrorists.

The unnamed soldier stormed the building after one of the terrorists detonated a suicide vest. Credit: Getty
The unnamed soldier stormed the building after one of the terrorists detonated a suicide vest. Credit: Getty

Pictured in in jeans, trainers and body armour, the soldier was spotted carrying a rifle as he entered the compound.

According to reports, he was eventually joined by US Navy Seals, who aided him on the dangerous mission.

An insider told the Sun that the unknown man was indeed a member of the Special Forces and almost certainly 'hit his target' upon entering the hotel.

They said: "UK Special Forces always run towards the sound of gunfire. He was there training and mentoring Kenyan forces when the shout went up, so they went in.

Armed with a rifle and a pistol an insider said he definitely saved lives. Credit: PA
Armed with a rifle and a pistol an insider said he definitely saved lives. Credit: PA

"During the operation he fired off some rounds - it's a 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."

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta later confirmed that the incident had ended and all the attackers had been 'eliminated'.

The violent gunmen attacked the building in the Westlands district of the major city, on Tuesday afternoon.

Security forces help victims escape the horror of the attack, yesterday. Credit: PA
Security forces help victims escape the horror of the attack, yesterday. Credit: PA

One of the terrorists is reported to have detonated a suicide vest, while three accomplices threw grenades and went on a violent shooting spree, murdering 14 people, including one British man.

The attack is said to have been carried out by the al-Shabaab terror group.

The Ministry of Defence told LADBible they could not comment on whether a member of British Special Forces was in fact involved in the rescue mission and were 'unable to confirm or deny' reports of the officer's alleged actions in Kenya.

A spokesperson for the MOD said: "We cannot comment on issues to do with the Special Forces so we can neither confirm nor deny reports."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Dominic Smithers

After graduating from Leeds University with a degree in French and History, Dom went onto gain an NCTJ journalism qualification. Since then he has worked as a reporter at the Manchester Evening News and the Macclesfield Express, covering breaking news, court, sports, and politics.

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