Terrorist attack in Garissa , Kenya strongly condemned by Security Council

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The terrorist attack on a university in northeastern Kenya has been strongly condemned by the Security Council.

At least 147 people, mainly students, are reported to have been killed and close to 80 injured in the assault by Al Shabaab on Garissa University early on Thursday.

Derrick Mbatha reports.

According to media reports, most of the victims were shot at the back of their heads.

In a statement issued on Friday, the members of the Security Council said they are outraged by the terrorist attack perpetrated by Al Shabaab.

They reffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most  serious threats to international peace and security.

Any acts of terrorism, they added, are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivation.

The members of the Security Council  stressed the need to bring to justice perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of what they described as "reprehensible acts of terrorism" and urged all States to cooperate with the Kenyan authorities in this regard.

The members of the Security Council paid tribute to Kenya's role in the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) in the struggle against Al Shabaab.

Derrick Mbatha, United Nations.

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