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The Latest: Man arrested in college attack in Kenya

The Latest: Official says man arrested in college attack in Kenya

Local residents donate blood at Garissa hospital, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Garissa University College in northeast Kenya ear...

Kenya University Attack

Local residents donate blood at Garissa hospital, Thursday, April 2, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen attacked Garissa University College in northeast Kenya ear...

2: 50 p.m. (1150 GMT, 7:50 a.m. EDT)

Kenya's Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery says one suspected extremist was arrested as he attempted to flee the scene of an al-Shabab attack on a college in northeast Kenya. One survivor said he personally saw five gunmen at the Garissa University College. Nkaissery made the announcement in a press conference in Nairobi, the capital.

2: 35 p.m. (11:35 GMT, 7:35 p.m. EDT)

Michael Bwana, a 20-year-old student who managed to flee from the al-Shabab attack on a college in Kenya, said he and other survivors have been trying to call their trapped friends but their phones are switched off.

Either the students turned off their phones for their own safety or the gunmen have seized the handsets, he said.

"Most of the people still inside there are girls," he told The Associated Press, referring to the student dormitory in which gunmen are believed to be holding an unknown number of students.


Updated : 2021-09-17 15:46 GMT+08:00