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Wednesday, 1 April 2015

KDF SOLDIERS BATTLING AL-SHABAAB AT GARISSA UNIVERSITY

Garissa, Kenya: Gunmen Thursday stormed Moi University campus in Garisa Town causing a major siege and casualties. Gunshots and explosions were heard from the compound for hours as police and military were mobilised to the institution. It is not clear who is behind the incident but witnesses say there is heavy presence of police and military in the area. Witnesses say the gunmen went into the university as students went for morning prayers. Those calling from inside the university say there are many casualties. Area residents say Kenya Defence Forces have surrounded the compound. The attack started from the Mosque inside the university where the attackers shot at worshippers indiscriminately. Students who escaped the attack said there were at least five gunmen. Many other students and teachers were by 8 am still being held hostage. They said the attackers had posed as worshipers at a mosque in the college.


Garissa, Kenya: Gunmen Thursday stormed Moi University campus in Garisa Town causing a major siege and casualties. Gunshots and explosions were heard from the compound for hours as police and military were mobilised to the institution. It is not clear who is behind the incident but witnesses say there is heavy presence of police and military in the area. Witnesses say the gunmen went into the university as students went for morning prayers. Those calling from inside the university say there are many casualties. Area residents say Kenya Defence Forces have surrounded the compound. The attack started from the Mosque inside the university where the attackers shot at worshippers indiscriminately. Students who escaped the attack said there were at least five gunmen. Many other students and teachers were by 8 am still being held hostage. They said the attackers had posed as worshipers at a mosque in the college.
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