Why is al-Shabab targeting Kenya?

According to BBC, The storming of Garissa University College by militants is the worst attack on Kenyan soil since the 1998 US embassy bombing by al-Qaeda - 147 people have died and 79 have been wounded, some critically.

It follows repeated attacks inside Kenya by al-Shabab, which is affiliated to al-Qaeda.

The most audacious al-Shabab raid was on Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi in September 2013, when 62 civilians from 13 countries were among the 67 who died in a four-day siege.

BBC Somalia specialist Mary Harper looks at the tactics of the Islamist group, which controls rural areas of southern Somalia.

Why was Kenya attacked?

Al-Shabab says it has been at war with Kenya ever since Kenyan forces entered Somalia in October 2011 in an effort to crush the militants.

This BBSNews article was syndicated from Atheist Alliance International - Welcome!, and written by Shakak Manteq. Read the original article here.

Shakak Manteq

Shakak Manteq is from Tehran, Iran and is the founder of Iranian Atheists & Agnostics.