Al-shabab attacked Garissa University College in Kenya [ Current Affairs ]


Al-Shabaab carried out a massacre killing 147 people in the Garissa University College situated in Garissa County in northeastern Kenya. Garissa University’s college campus is situated 145 km away from the porous Somalia-Kenya border. Al-Shabaab were killed total 151 people which including 142 students, three security officers, two university security personnel and four militants who were killed by the security forces.

  • Al-Shabaab is a Somalia-based militant organization and an al Qaeda affiliate and The group has been blamed for a series of attacks in Kenya, including the siege at the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in 2013 in which 67 people were killed.
  • From 2012 to 2014, According to an estimate by the Kenyan Government 312 people have been killed in Al-Shabaab attacks in Kenya.
  • In 2011, the group has vowed to retaliate against Kenya for sending troops to Somalia under Operation Linda Nchi to fight the Al-Shabaab militants who had kidnapped foreigners and aid workers inside Kenya.
  • Al-Shabaab attack is the second-worst in the country’s history next to the bombings carried out by Al-Qaeda on the US Embassy in Nairobi in which 213 people were killed.

- Published on: April 6, 2015