Kenyan Mosque in Garissa Briefly Taken by al-Shabab

ICC Note: The same Muslim terror group that perpetrated the devastating attack April 2 in Garissa Kenya that killed nearly 150 mostly Christian students took over a mosque in the same county for two hours, preaching against the Kenyan government. Shortly after the takeover, the militants escaped into the nearby forest. The mosque in Garissa County where this happened lies 150 miles away from Garissa University College, which was attacked.

5/21/15 Garissa County, Kenya (BBC) – Militants from the Islamist group al-Shabab briefly took over a mosque in northern Kenya, local leaders say.

The jihadists are said to have addressed the congregation for two hours before escaping into a forest.

They criticised Kenyan authorities and warned people not to pass intelligence to the security forces.

The mosque is in Garissa county, 240km (150 miles) from Garissa town, where al-Shabab last month killed at least 148 people at a university.

Police commander Caleb Matoke told The Standard newspaper that 25 fighters were involved. He said he believed they were sent by Mohamed Kuno, the man Kenyan authorities have accused of being behind the Garissa University college attack.

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