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15 Feared Dead, 65 Injured, Several Hostages Taken As Al-Shabaab Attacks Kenyan University

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Somali-based terror group, Al-Shabaab has claimed responsibility for an attack on Garissa University, Kenya which left about 15 people dead in the early hours of Thursday, April 2, 2015.

According to local media, the militants injured at least 65 people, who are currently undergoing treatment. It was also reported that an unkown number of hostages have been taken by the group.

According to CNN, An eyewitness Milka Ndung’u told authorities that the attacks began around 5 am local time when prayers were being said at a mosque in the school premises, with gunshots ringing the air. She added that she along with several others escaped into a field, with  gunshots hot on their tail.

Another witness, Augustine Alanga echoed Ndungu’s assertion, adding that the assailants forced their way into the campus, shooting the security guards stationed there.

Kenyan National Police said from there, the terrorists advanced to a nearby girls hostel were the mayhem and shooting continued.

A Nairobi-based blogger Robert Alai Onyango said: “We don’t know how many there were, but there are probably more than 10.

“We believe the attackers were wearing something close to military fatigues.

“They surrounded the mosque … we don’t know why they were surrounding the mosque”

The Kenyan Interior Ministry availed that as at 11 am local time, Kenyan forces had cleared three of the four dormitories , cornering the militants in the last one in a bid to regain control of the university.

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