04 April 2015

Kenyan University Attack Claimed 147 Lives

Kenyan Soldier
The National Disaster Operations Center of Kenya reported that all of their students have now been accounted for at Garissa University College where 147 people were killed in a cowardly attack by overbearing Islamic extremists.

The disaster center tweeted that all the surviving students have been located and are being evacuated from the college. Seventy-nine were injured in the attack and are receiving medical care.

The attack by Somalia's al-Shabab militants on the college in northeastern Kenya lasted for 13 hours. The four attackers were strapped with explosives which went off like bombs when they were hit by gunfire from Kenyan officers. The four also died in the attack

The death toll is by far the highest death toll in an attack on Kenyan soil by the militant group from neighboring Somalia.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned the attack. He said that he called for those responsible to be swiftly brought to justice and reiterated his solidarity with the Kenyan government and people "in their efforts to prevent and counter terrorism and violent extremism."

The attack lasted for 13 hours from 5:30 A.M. before the mentally-disturbed attackers were blown and their remains forever condemned to remain in physical world forever.

Michael Bwana, a 20-year-old student who managed to flee, said he and other survivors have been trying to call their trapped friends but their phones are switched off.

Either the students turned off their phones for their own safety or the gunmen have seized the handsets, he said.

"Most of the people still inside there are girls," he told The Associated Press, referring to the student dormitory in which gunmen are believed to be holding an unknown number of students.