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142 students, three cops and two soldiers killed in Kenyan attack

Published:Friday | April 3, 2015 | 12:00 AM

Kenya is mourning the 148 people killed in Thursday's al-Shabab attack on the Garissa university campus, amid questions over why warnings were ignored.

The victims have been identified as 142 students, three police officers and three soldiers.

Kenyan newspapers say there was intelligence information of an imminent attack on a school or university.

Locals are questioning why security was not heightened, with only two guards on duty at the time of the attack.

According to sources, four more people have been found alive on the campus, but two are suspects and have been arrested.

One is said to be a Tanzanian with no known links to the university.

Kenya's interior minister, Joseph Nkaiserry has declared the recovery operation over.

Police in neighbouring Uganda say they have received information suggesting a similar attack is being planned there.