Gunmen leaves 30 hospitalised in Kenya University

Posted: April 2, 2015 in News

Earlier before dawn on Thursday, gunmen attacked a Garissa UnIversity in northeast kenya leaving 30 students hospitalised from bullet wound.

Garissa University College is in a part of Kenya where Al Shabaab has conducted raids.

Garissa is about 90 miles from the border with Somalia. It is reported that no group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but it is widely known that Al-Shabaab militants have often launched attacks inside Kenya from Somalia in the past since the Kenyan government sent in troops across the border to fight the group.

Also reported that the gunshots started like fireworks before 5 am in the morning as the gunmen were shooting incessantly at students as they ran for cover.

Nearby policemen then engaged in a fierce exchange of fire and the gunmen escaped into the university buildings.

Two guards were confirmed killed at the main university gate, with two policemen and a student among the injured. But eyewitnesses spokeof many casualties inside the building.
The gunmen reportedly ordered students to lie down on the floor, but at least 27 are known to have escaped and are at a military facility.

“It was horrible, there was shooting everywhere,” student Augustine Alanga He said it was pitiful that the school could only put two men to guard the school in such a terrific area.

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