Database of terrorist attacks and related events--Johnston's Archive

Garissa, Kenya--2 April 2015

compiled by Wm. Robert Johnston
last modified 26 November 2017

Date: 2 April 2015

Location: Garissa, Kenya

Type of event: terrorism


College campus in Garissa, Kenya, was attacked by five to ten gunmen. The attackers killed guards at the college entrance, then proceeded to the site of a Christian prayer meeting and killed students there. The attackers then fired on students in classrooms and dormitories, frequently separating Christians from Muslims and killing those they identified as Christians. When local authorities arrived, several gunmen took hostages in a women's dormitory, with four gunmen killed by detonation of suicide vests and one gunman captured. Authorities arrested five suspects in the following days. The 148 killed included 142 students, 3 police officers and 3 soldiers; 4 terrorists were also killed; latest reports are of 79 civilians injured.

Consequences: 152 killed, 79 injured


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