(Reuters) – Somali militants on Saturday threatened to stage more bloody attacks on Kenya after the group’s fighters killed nearly 150 people during an assault on a Kenyan university on Thursday.
“No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath from occurring in your cities,” al Shabaab said in statement.
In a message directed at the Kenyan public, the group vowed a long and gruesome war, saying Kenya’s cities will “run red with blood”. (Reporting by Feisal Omar; writing by Drazen Jorgic, editing by William Hardy)
London: Five people have been nabbed in connection to the gun attack in Kenya`s Garissa University, which killed 148 people, sources said.
The arrests came after authorities announced a reward of 148,370 pounds for the capture of alleged mastermind, former teacher Mohammed Mohamud, reported Sky News.
About 79 people were injured during the attack, in which Somalia`s Al Shabaab militants targeted Christians.
Reports claimed that the masked gunmen were wearing suicide vests and were armed with AK-47s.
Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said that the militants “exploded like bombs” as the siege ended. Some officials were wounded by shrapnel.
However, it is unclear if the militants detonated their suicide vests as police approached or they went off on their own after being hit by bullets.
The attack was the worst since Al Qaeda blew up the U.S. embassy in Nairobi in 1998, killing more than 200 people.
The 12-hour-long-long siege ended as the four gunmen were killed and one suspect was arrested.
Al Shabab said that the attack was in retaliation for Kenya sending troops to Somalia in 2011 to fight the extremists and stabilise the Mogadishu government.
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