At least 147 killed, hundreds rescued in Kenyan university attack that targeted Christians

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A Kenya Defense Force soldier stops a boy from moving in the direction where attackers are holding up at a campus in Garissa on Thursday (April 2, 2015). At least 14 people were killed on Thursday when Islamist militant group al Shabaab stormed the Kenyan university campus, taking Christians hostage and engaging security forces in a shootout for several hours. Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Noor Khamis *Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-KENYA-ATTACK, originally transmitted on April 2, 2015.

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NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) “When our men arrived, they released Muslims. We are holding others hostage,” Ali Mohamud Rage, an Al-Shabab spokesman, was quoted as saying.