UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on Thursday condemned the terrorist attack happening on Garissa University College, Kenya, which has left at least 70 people dead.
"He (Secretary-General) conveys his deeply-felt condolences to the families of the victims and wishes a speedy recovery to the wounded," said deputy UN spokesman Farhan Haq said at a daily news briefing here.
The gecretary-general hoped the situation will be quickly brought under control without further harm to those being held hostages, and called for those responsible for Thursday's attack to be swiftly brought to justice.
Gunmen stormed into the university before dawn Thursday, shooting students and taking hostages in a terrorist attack that has left 70 people dead, according to Kenyan officials.
In addition, 79 people were injured and four terrorists shot dead in an exchange of gunfire between Kenyan soldiers and the attackers, according to Joseph Nkaissery, Interior Cabinet secretary of Kenya.
Ban reiterated his solidarity with the people and the Kenyan government, as well as the continuing support of the United Nations for Kenya and the countries of the region in their efforts to prevent and combat terrorism and violent extremism, Haq said.