At least 900 people killed in terrorist attacks in Kenya since 2000

Published: March 11, 2016

At least 900 people killed in terrorist attacks in Kenya since 2000Over 900 people, including security forces personnel, have been killed in militant attacks and insurgencies in Kenya in last 16 years, an official has revealed.
The Director of Kenya’s National Counter Terrorism Centre Martin Kimani told reporters that most the attacks have been carried out by the Somali extremist group al-Shabaab, adding the attacks increased between 2013 and 2014.
Kenya has suffered a series of attacks since invading Somalia in 2011 to attack al-Shabaab, who it accused of threatening its tourism industry. Kenyan forces have since joined an African Union force battling the Islamists.
Also as many as 6,200 people were injured in the terror attacks, with the statistics including the 1998 U.S embassy in Nairobi bombing.
Mr Kimani added that more than 700 Kenyans deferred from the terror group al-Shabaab, a sign that indicates the terror group is ‘’weakening’’.
In April 2015, al-Shabaab militants raided a university in the northern Kenyan city of Garissa, killing nearly 150 students, and in September 2013 militants killed at least 67 people in an attack on Nairobi’s upmarket Westgate mall.
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