When was the attack on Garissa University in Kenya?

When was the attack on Garissa University in Kenya?

A relative grieves after identifying a body at a funeral home in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 6, 2015. Several days earlier, gunmen stormed Garissa University College in Garissa, Kenya, and killed at least 147 people. The Somalia-based Al-Shabaab militant group claimed responsibility for the assault.

Where did the attack in Kenya take place?

Kenya police say that at least 36 quarry workers were killed in an attack in northern Kenya by suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia. Kenyan police chief David Kimaiyo confirmed the workers were killed early Tuesday in Mandera County. (AP Photo) ,

Which is the only public university in Kenya?

Garissa University College, which has 815 students, was established in 2011 and is the only public university in the region. The Kenyan Red Cross and the country’s health ministry organized a blood drive to help the victims.

On 3 April 2015, four gunmen stormed Kenya’s Garissa University College and began firing indiscriminately. The attackers singled out and shot those identified as Christians as they roamed from building to building. By the end, 148 people had been killed – mostly students.

Why did the Kenya School attack take place?

Somalia’s Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab rebels said the carnage at the part Israeli-owned complex mall was in retaliation for Kenya’s military intervention in Somalia, where African Union troops are battling the Islamists. Was Al-Shabaab strike a message to ISIS?

What did the UN say about the Kenya attack?

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon condemned what he called a “terrorist attack” and said the UN was ready to help Kenya “prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism”. The United States said it was offering Nairobi assistance to take on al-Shabab and would continue to work with others in the region to take on the group.

When was the attack on Westgate Mall in Kenya?

Al-Shabab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda, has been behind several attacks in Kenya – including an assault on Nairobi’s Westgate mall in 2013, which left 67 people dead and 200 injured, and a siege on a Nairobi hotel complex in January this year in which 21 people were killed.

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