A LONE SAS man was hailed a hero of the Kenya terror siege — after storming in to wipe out attackers and save civilians.
He was in the country training Special Forces when news broke of the gun and grenade atrocity that killed at least 21 — including Brit Luke Potter.
At least one other Brit was injured in the rampage.
After getting kitted out, dramatic photos show the hero charging into a building single-handed — Colt Canada C8 assault rifle at the ready — to free frightened locals in an operation led by Kenyan Special Forces.
In another, the balaclava-clad elite soldier, whose face we have masked, helps to carry an injured victim. He was also seen clasping a woman’s hand as he led her to safety.
The man — a long-serving SAS member — checked plans with local special forces, directed sorties in the heat of battle and frisked suspects.
An insider said last night: “He was training Kenyan forces when the shout went up, so he went in.
“British Special Forces always run towards the sound of gunfire.
“He fired off rounds during the operation. It’s a safe bet he hit his target — the SAS don’t miss. There’s no doubt his actions saved lives.”
His battlegear included body armour, a Glock pistol and dagger.
The hero is thought to have served in Iraq and Afghanistan and to be a top counter-terror warfare expert.
Yesterday, survivors hailed his heroics in the 19-hour attack on Nairobi’s DusitD2 hotel and office complex. Lucy Njeri said: “He carried out one of the wounded, then went back and did that again.
“There was a lot of confusion, a lot of people running around, but he stood out. He was very brave.”
Joshua Kwambai — who fled a restaurant there when the attack began — added: “This guy got there quick. I think he was one of first there. He had a mask on.
“We could see him talking to the police and army and they listened to him. They were looking at pieces of paper, maybe plans of the building.”