This is the moment a lone hero British SAS trooper stormed into a luxury Kenyan hotel and exchanged fire with Islamist terrorists who slaughtered 21 people.
The off-duty Special Forces warrior, wearing combat gear over casual jeans and a purple shirt, was captured on camera entering the complex in Nairobi and then emerging with terrified survivors.
His face largely concealed by a balaclava, the unnamed soldier used a modified colt Canada rifle and carried a Glock 9mm side weapon as well as a knife for hand-to-hand combat.
He is understood to have been out shopping in the city when he heard about the attack and kitted up with equipment in the back of his car before heading to the scene to ‘organise the entire operation’. Insiders say there is ‘no doubt’ his actions saved lives and he was hailed for his bravery last night.
Tuesday’s terror attack saw five gunmen kill 21 people, including British charity executive Luke Potter and 41-year-old U.S. businessman Jason Spindler, after detonating car bombs outside.
More than 700 people were evacuated from the complex during the 20-hour siege, however some 50 people believed to have been in the building at the time of the attack are still unaccounted for, according to the Kenya Red Cross.
The British SAS soldier was reportedly in Nairobi to train Kenyan Special Forces when a request for help went out to local forces.