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Friday, April 3, 2015

University Shooting

For John, BLUFTrouble in Africa, where President to visit.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

"Somali Militants Kill 147 at Kenyan University".  That is the headline on the article.  Strangely, the headline on the "Front Page" is "Christians Were Targets in Bloodbath at Kenyan University".  That is closer to the truth.

The lede:

NAIROBI, Kenya — Somali militants burst into a university in eastern Kenya on Thursday and killed nearly 150 students in the worst terrorist attack since the 1998 bombing of the United States Embassy here, laying bare the nation’s continuing vulnerability after years of battling Islamist extremism.

A small group of militants, most likely between four and 10, roved from dorm to dorm, separating Christian from Muslim students and killing the Christians, the authorities said.  Students described being awakened before dawn by the sound of gunfire and fleeing for their lives as masked attackers closed in.

Officials said that by the time Kenyan commandos cornered and killed the attackers on an upper floor, 147 people lay dead.

Of course, that is Kenya, not Indiana.  On the other hand, President Obama is going there (Kenya) for a visit, in July.

Regards  —  Cliff

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