Terrorist Attack in Kenya School 2 April 2015

  • April 3, 2015 - At least 147 people were killed when gunmen stormed a Kenyan university during the early morning prayer services. According to media reports, the assault on the Garissa University College is the worst terror attack in Kenya since the bombing of the US Embassy in 1998 in which more than 200 people had died. Al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based militant group, has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Around 79 people were injured in the assault, while 578 were evacuated. Officials said that four militants were killed. The attack comes days after US President Barack Obama announced that he would be visiting Kenya.

    April 2, 2015 -At least 15 people have been killed and around 65 injured in a gun attack on a university in Kenya, near Somalia’s border.

    Security forces are engaged in a battle with the masked gunmen at the Garissa University College, media reports said. There are fears that the death toll may rise.

    Though it is not immediately clear who is responsible for the attack, the Somalia-based al-Shabab militant group is known to be active in the area.

    Reports indicated that there may be up to five gunmen inside the university, and they may have taken hostages.




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