On Thursday, April 2, gunmen attacked Garissa University in eastern Kenya, near the border with Somalia. The attackers killed 147 and injured 79 before detonating suicide vests when cornered by security forces. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack, which is believed to have been planned by Kenyan, Mohamed Kuno. START has developed this background report highlighting:
- attacks attributed to al-Shabaab,
- attacks on educational institutions, and
- mass-casualty attacks.
To read the START Background Report Al-Shabaab Attack on Garissa University in Kenya, visit