147 Killed As Kenyan University Awakens To Somali Militants’ Terror

Sakshi Singhal

April 4th, 2015 / 9:27 PM

In another appalling incident of inhuman show of religious fanaticism, Somalia’s Shabaab Islamist group raided a university in Kenya, killing 147 students and injuring another 79. The death toll is the highest in a terror attack on Kenyan soil since the U.S. Embassy bombing in 1998. The masked gunmen began the assault before dawn, using grenades to blast open the gates of the Garissa university, before attacking students as they slept.

‘They forced us to lie on floor and recite the Islamic creed to prove we were not Christian’, survivors told the local media. One student, Japhet Mwala, recalled to AFP how “everyone started running” after hearing blasts and gunshots. “There were those who were not able to leave the hostels where the gunmen headed and started firing,” Mwala said. “I am lucky to be alive, because I jumped through the fence with other students.”

Five people have been arrested in connection with the attack, CNN reported on Friday, citing Kenyan Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery.  One of the terrorists attempted to sneak out of the Garissa University College campus during the 13-hour stand off between al-Shabaab and Kenyan military. He was caught by police outside the compound and taken into custody.The remaining terrorists were killed after Kenyan military stormed the dormitory where they murdered many of their 147 victims.Three of the dead were policemen, three were soldiers and 142 were students.


At this moment of distress, our heartfelt sympathies go out to the kith and kin of the deceased and to the survivors.. The Logical Indian community strongly condemns such barbaric acts of terrorism to show the love for one’s religion. As the revered Dalai Lama believes, “kindness is the only religion”.


Contributors

Edited by :

Share your thoughts..

Related Stories

Kashmir University Professor Joins Militancy, Gets Killed In Encounter Within 40 Hours

8th BRICS Summit 2016

Talk On Terror, Trade, Bimstec: Takeaways From The 8th BRICS Summit 2016

Know All The Latest Updates Related To The Surgical Strike On Terror Base Camp By Indian Army

Surgical Strike On Pakistan's Terror Launchpad

Indian Army Conducted Surgical Strikes On Pakistan’s Terror Launchpads Across LoC, Significant Damage Caused

Video: A Kenyan Javelin Player Won The Gold Medal At World Championships After Learning From YouTube

Assam Has Witnessed Over 2,417 Terror Attacks Over 9 Years

Latest on The Logical Indian

News

Delhi: Only 348 Out Of Over 10,000 Govt Hospital Beds Have Ventilators

News

Meet The School Kids From Kerala Who Have Developed Smart Helmet That Can Prevent Drunk Riding

News

Kerala: State Govt Asks Bankers Not To Attach Property In Flood-Hit Areas

News

Depression Takes Another Life: Bengaluru Techie Commits Suicide After Jumping From Office’s 13th Floor

Get Inspired

Cantonment Board Of Ambala Brings To Life A British Era Defunct Lake

News

Over 41 Martyred & Many Injured In Deadliest Attack In 20 Years: All You Need To Know

x

Stories that deserve attention, delivered to your inbox!

Handpicked, newsworthy stories which deserve the attention of a rational generation.