Terror group al-Shabaab attack Hulugho in Garissa

ICC Note: 

The Somalian terrorist organization Al-Shabaab reportedly carried out two attacks on Tuesday in Garissa, Kenya which borders Somalia.  In April 2015, Al-Shabaab carried out a gruesome attack on Garissa University killing 148 Christians and injuring 79 others. The gunmen released Muslims and killed only those who identified themselves as Christians.  The news from the most recent attack is still developing and it is not yet known if Christians were targeted.  It can be assumed that it was most likely an attempt to kill Christians as Al-Shabaab is known for singling out Christians in all their attacks.   During a bus attack in December 2015, Al- Shabaab told Muslim passengers to leave and killed Christians.  Salah Farah a Muslim passenger was shot because he refused Christians and latter died from his injuries.  

 

11/23/2016 Kenya (Tuko) –  Militant group Al-Shabaab has reportedly attacked Hulugho town, Garissa county and taken several people hostage.

According to reports, the militants are said to have launched a second attack on the town on Tuesday, November 22.

On Monday, November 21, the group had carried out a minor attack on the town, which is near the Kenya-Somalia border.

During the attack, the terrorists destroyed a Safaricom communication mast.

Some of the militants are said to have also raided the local mosque and preached to the residents before escaping.

KCSE examinations at the local school had to be stopped after the attack.

No deaths or injuries were reported after the chilling raid.

 

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