From Fox News:
More than 70 people have been killed in an attack Thursday by Al Qaeda-linked terror group Al-Shabaab on a Kenyan college, Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said.
Al-Shabaab says they are "holding many Christians alive" after claiming responsibility for the attack at Garissa University that left dozens more injured and hundreds of students unaccounted for.
Hours after the assault began, Kenyan security forces cornered the gunmen in a dormitory at the school, and President Uhuru Kenyatta said in a speech to the nation that the attackers were holding hostages.
Police identified a possible mastermind of the attack as Mohammed Mohamud, who is alleged to lead al-Shabaab's cross-border raids into Kenya, and they posted a $220,000 bounty for him. Also known by the names Dulyadin and Gamadhere, he was a teacher at an Islamic religious school, or madrassa, and claimed responsibility for a bus attack in Makka, Kenya, in November that killed 28 people.
"There are many dead bodies of Christians inside the building. We are also holding many Christians alive. Fighting still goes on inside the college," Al-Shabaab spokesman Sheikh Abdiasis Abu Musab told Sky News.
"If you were a Christian you were shot on the spot. With each blast of the gun I thought I was going to die," Collins Wetangula, the vice chairman of the student union, said.