Al-Shabaab warn of more attacks

"This will be a long, gruesome war of which you, the Kenyan public, are its first casualties," said the statement, issued on Shabab-affiliated websites and Twitter accounts.

Al-Shabaab warn of more attacks

World Bulletin / News Desk

Somali Al-Shabaab vowed on Saturday to wage a long war against Kenyaand run its cities "red with blood" after the group's fighters killed nearly 150 people during an assault on a Kenyan university.

Kenyan officials said they had arrested five men in connection with Thursday's attack by al Shabaab gunmen atGarissa university, 200 km (120 miles) from the Somali border.

The raid has put Kenya on heightened alert and spooked Christian congregations, horrified by survivor tales recalling how the fighters had sought out Christian students to kill, while sparing some Muslims.

In a message directed at the Kenyan public, the al Qaeda aligned group said the raid was revenge for Kenya's military presence in Somalia and mistreatment of Muslims within Kenya.

"No amount of precaution or safety measures will be able to guarantee your safety, thwart another attack or prevent another bloodbath from occurring in your cities," the group said in an emailed statement received by Reuters in the Somali capital.

It said it would run cities "red with blood", adding: "This will be a long, gruesome war of which you, the Kenyan public, are its first casualties."

The death toll in the Garissa blitz was put at 148. Four attackers also died and the authorities put their bullet-ridden, swollen bodies on display on Saturday, hoping that the hundreds of locals who viewed the corpses might be able to identify them.






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