Kenya marks Garissa university massacre anniversary

A security officer stands guard at the entrance to Garissa University College on January 11, 2016Kenyans on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of a terrorist attack that killed 148 people, mostly students, at a university in Garissa in the country’s worst massacre since 1998. Four gunmen from the Shebab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa branch, raided Garissa University College on April 2 last year, shooting students dead in their dormitories and then rounding up and executing scores more in a hall of residence. It was the worst terrorist attack to hit Kenya since Al-Qaeda bombed the US embassy in Nairobi in 1998, killing 213 people.

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