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Varsity massacre: Kenya pounds al-Shabab in Somalia

It seems the Kenyan authorities are out to take their pound of flesh from the al-Shabab militant group for the massacre that took place in a Garissa university that left about 148 people dead.

Colonel David Obonyo, a Kenyan military spokesman, said on Monday that the country had launched air strikes against al-Shabab bases in Somalia on Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning.

Al-Shabab, which is based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the attack on the Garissa University College campus in northeastern Kenya, where its gunmen lined up non-Muslim students before executing them in the armed group’s bloodiest attack to date.

The attack claimed the lives of 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers.

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Saturday pledged that the attackers would face justice for the “mindless slaughter” and vowed to retaliate for the killings in the “severest way”.


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