Gunmen attack Kenya University;leave 70 dead

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Gunmen burst into a Kenyan University before dawn Thursday, shooting and taking hostages in a terror attack that left 70 dead.
Two attackers were killed in the operation, and one arrested.
More than 500 of the 815 students and staff members are accounted for at Garissa University College, the Kenya National Disaster Operation center said.
The Somalia-based Al- Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the assault.
The attackers cornered a building in which 360 students live, but some of the students were said to have escaped.

Kenyan Red Cross said 50 students were freed and 65 hospitalized from the attack
 Gunfire and explosions are said to have continued after so many hours of the attack.
Garissa is about 145 kilometres from the border with Somalia. Al-Shabaab militants have often launched attacks inside Kenya ever since the Kenyan government sent troops across the border to fight the group.

Meanwhile, the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta have called on the Inspector-General of Police to take urgent steps to ensure that 10,000 recruits whose enrollment is pending "promptly report for training at the Kenya Police College,Kiganjo. Adding that he takes full responsibility for the directive.
He also commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives in the attack and prayed for quick recovery of those injured.


Posted on April, 2 2015

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