Kenya celebrates killing of Garissa University attack mastermind
16 July 2015, 15:57
Nairobi - Kenya has confirmed that the Garissa University attack mastermind Mohammed Gamadherere alias Kuno has died in an air strike in Somalia.
The government announced Thursday that four senior Al Shabaab leaders were killed in a US drone attack in Juungal area of Somalia.
This was announced by Kenya’s Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government.
Among those killed are Gamadhere also known as Mohamed Kuno alias Dulyadayn and Ismail Jabhadi.
Gamadhere is believed to have been behind the University attack which left over 148 people dead.
" The drone strike that killed Al Shabaab leaders took place Thursday 2am at Juungal area, between Baardheere and Buur Hajje in Somalia," the Interior Ministry’s spokesperson Mwenda Njoka on his twitter account.
The killing will come as a small victory for Kenya in its war to free the country of Shabaab attacks in recent times.
It also comes a few weeks after 14 Shabaab militants were killed in an attack on a Kenya Defence Forces KDF camp in Lamu.
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