- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 2, 2015

President Obama on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack at a Kenyan university that has claimed at least 70 lives.

Al-Shabab fighters stormed Garissa University early Thursday morning, with masked gunmen reportedly assembling hundreds of students together and then gunning them down. At least 79 people have been wounded. Al-Shabab, a terrorist organization based in neighboring Somalia, has claimed responsibility.

“We extend our deep condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed in this heinous attack, which reportedly included the targeting of Christian students. Our thoughts and prayers also are with the many injured,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. “The United States is providing assistance to the Kenyan Government, and we will continue to partner with them as well as with others in the region to take on the terrorist group al-Shabaab. The United States stands with the people of Kenya, who will not be intimidated by such cowardly attacks.”

Mr. Obama is scheduled to travel to Kenya later this year.

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