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    Somali Terrorists Promise Wave of Violence After Kenya University Massacre

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    The militant group responsible for the attack which killed at least 147 people at a university in northern Kenya on Thursday has warned that they are plotting more terror attacks.

    Al Shabaab, the militant group which carried out a brutal assault on the campus of Garissa University on Thursday that left at least 147 dead and around 80 wounded, has released a statement warning Kenyans that their cities will come under sustained attack and "run red with blood."

    "No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath from occurring in your cities," said Al Shabaab in a statement released on Saturday.

    The statement comes a day after hundreds of Christian and Muslim residents from the Kenyan town of Garissa, 150 kilometers from the border with Somalia, held a march and a rally to protest against the Al Shabaab militant group after Thursday's attack. 

    The demonstration also sought to draw attention to a perceived lack of protection from Kenyan security services following similar terrorist attacks from Al Shabaab, notably the siege of a Nairobi shopping center in 2013 which left at least 67 dead and 175 wounded.

    At least 147 people, mostly students, were killed on Thursday when armed gunmen stormed the university campus in the early hours of the morning, gunning down the two police officers at the university's main gate before opening fire on those inside and taking hostages in a siege which lasted 15 hours before security services stormed the campus. 

    Hundreds of students fled the campus as the attack began, in which non-Muslim students were singled out as targets. The assault came to an end when Kenyan soldiers stormed the dormitory where the hostages were being held and opened fire on the terrorists, who detonated their suicide vests.


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