More than 70 dead in Kenya university attack

2015-04-02 18:17
(Khalil Senosi, AP)

(Khalil Senosi, AP)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Nairobi - Kenya's interior ministry says that more than 70 people were killed after Al-Shabaab militants stormed Garissa university on Thursday.

They also said that at least 79 people were injured.

Reuters reported that Kenya's interior minister, Joseph Nkaissery, told reporters in Garissa that about 500 out of 815 students were accounted for, while four Al-Shabaab fighters were killed and 90% of the threat eliminated. However, he cautioned that "the operation is ongoing, anything can happen".

9 people who were critically injured were airlifted from Garissa Airbase to Nairobi for treatment.

A curfew has been ordered between 18:30 to 06:30 for Tana River, Garissa, Wajir and Mandera until April 16.

Read more on:    kenya  |  east africa  |  garissa attack

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
24 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.