More than 70 dead in Kenya university attack

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

(Khalil Senosi, AP)

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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.

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