Kenya Garissa University attack


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The Independent Online

147 people have been killed after al-Shabaab gunmen stormed a university in Kenya, opened fire on dormitories and began separating Muslim and Christian students.

Heavy gunfire was reported at the Garissa University College, 120 miles from the Somalian border, when militants attacked the building. There were over 800 students inside at the time.

Students get out of a house where they seek refuge after fleeing from an attack by gunmen in Garissa

Kenyan police officers take positions outside the Garissa University College

Kenya Defence Forces soldiers move behind a thicket in Garissa

Kenya's National Police Service said armed militants shot at campus guards to gain entry, triggering a "fierce shootout". The attackers still managed to get inside one of the student dormitories.