Hero US Navy SEALs stormed Kenyan hotel and exchanged fire with Islamist terrorists

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Hero US Navy SEALs reportedly jumped in to fight a group of Islamist terrorists who launched an attack on a luxury hotel in Kenya on Tuesday, killing 14 people.

Sources say the SEALs were called in by Kenyan Special Forces in need of back-up after five Islamic Terrorists entered the Nairobi hotel armed with a grenade, guns and a bomb.

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US officials have neither confirmed nor denied the presence of SEALs during the attack. It is unclear how many may have been there.

The terror attack at a hotel and office complex on Tuesday afternoon saw four gunmen kill 14 people, including a 40-year-old California businessman Jason Spindler, after detonating car bombs outside.

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The Navy SEAL presence was first reported by a source who said they were with a British Special Air Service, SAS, member.

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'(The SAS member) was there training and mentoring Kenyan forces when the shout went up, so they went in,' the insider told The Sun. 'During the operation he fired off some rounds – it's 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.'

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The soldier was initially rumored to be a SEAL himself because he was dressed in US combat gear with a patch worn by Team 3.

DailyMail.com has reached out to US Africa Command for comment.

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Business Insider reported that when the outlet spoke with three US Africa Command spokespersons about the possibility that US Navy SEALs were present during the attack, none of them denied it.

One spokesperson confirmed that US forces train 'Kenyan partner forces in a variety of tactics and disciplines', however they would not comment on the exact nature or location of the training.

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