Update: 14:00 EST: At least 147 students have been reportedly slaughtered. Most of the murdered are just kids, young people trying to better themselves. It’s horrific.
Only 215 students are accounted for out of over 800 after an attack by Al Shabaab at a Kenyan University. Many escaped into the woods. At least 15 are dead and an unknown number are hostages. Another 65 are wounded.
Where many of the students ran is where the gunmen were coming from. They could be trapped.
There was a fierce gun battle between security forces guarding dorms and the terrorists.
This is Christian genocide, something Barack Obama, a Christian himself – he says – refuses to acknowledge.
Students taking shelter.
As in the United States, Christians are targets though Christians are so far only verbally attacked, denied jobs, and put out of business in the United States.
Al Shabaab is keeping Christians hostage and freeing Muslims.
Al Shabaab has sworn allegiance to Al Qaeda though there are reports of factions supportive of ISIS.
Garissa College University student Collins Wetangula said when the gunmen entered his hostel he could hear them opening doors and asking if the people who had hidden inside were Muslims or Christians, Associated Press news agency reports.
“If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die,” he is quoted as saying.
Security officers saved a large number of students.
Five gunmen are hold up in the university with an unknown number of hostages according to an unnamed policeman speaking to bbc. The officer said it’s a lot of students.