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Kenya: Al-Shabaab militants attack Garissa University, 147 killed01:14

Kenya: Al-Shabaab militants attack Garissa University, 147 killed

Kenya, Garissa
April 3, 2015 at 02:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

Some 147 students were killed in the Al-Shabaab militant attack on Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya, it was confirmed on Thursday, with well over 500 students escaping the onslaught. Earlier in the day Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary predicted around 70 students were killed, with official estimates soon rising much higher.

Gunshots could be heard on the university campus as locals watched from a distance, after four attackers reportedly wearing suicide vests and armed with AK-47s stormed the building. The militants exploded bombs as the siege came to an end.

The Somali-based Al-Shabaab militants are reported to have released a statement confirming the attack as part of a wider war with Kenya, after Kenyan troops intervened in Somalia in October 2011.

An overnight curfew has been implemented in several parts of Kenya.

Kenya: Al-Shabaab militants attack Garissa University, 147 killed01:14
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Some 147 students were killed in the Al-Shabaab militant attack on Garissa University in north-eastern Kenya, it was confirmed on Thursday, with well over 500 students escaping the onslaught. Earlier in the day Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary predicted around 70 students were killed, with official estimates soon rising much higher.

Gunshots could be heard on the university campus as locals watched from a distance, after four attackers reportedly wearing suicide vests and armed with AK-47s stormed the building. The militants exploded bombs as the siege came to an end.

The Somali-based Al-Shabaab militants are reported to have released a statement confirming the attack as part of a wider war with Kenya, after Kenyan troops intervened in Somalia in October 2011.

An overnight curfew has been implemented in several parts of Kenya.

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