KENYA: Somali terrorists organization ‘Al-Shabab’ have killed over 147 people, mostly Christians students, wounded dozens and made hostages during a 15-hour assault at Garissa University, Kenya.
According to survived students, the masked attackers singled out the Christians students from Muslims, took them in a dormitory, where they planted the explosives around the Christian hostages that resulted in the death of dozens at the spot and injuries of dozens. Later on, Kenya’s National Police Service also affirmed the statement.
Over 500 students managed to escape, 79 of whom were injured. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack and assured full help to Kenyan government to prevent terrorism and violent extremism.
According to Kenyan government, Mohamed Kuno, a senior leader of Al-Shabab, was the mastermind of the attack and Kenyan government has set a $217,000 million bounty on Mohamed Kuno.
Al-Shabab spokesman Ali Mohammad Rage negated the allegations by saying that we were not behind this massacre. Al-Shabab is linked with Al-Qaeda and has been blamed for several attacks in Kenya in past, including the attack at Westgate Mall in Nairobi in 2013 that killed 67 people, and sending troops in 2011 to Somalia to fight against armed forces.