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Kenyans gather in Nairobi to remember victims of a terrorist attack that stunned a nation

The attack at a Garissa university last week killed 147 people, mostly students

Nairobi, Kenya CNN  — 

Days after a horrific Al-Shabaab attack on its soil, Kenya launched airstrikes targeting the terror group in Somalia, according to a military source, who insisted the strikes were not retribution for last week’s massacre at Garissa University College that killed nearly 150 people.

They were students and dreamers, pursuing their ambition for a better life.

Kenyans mourned the victims of the attack Tuesday night at Nairobi’s Uhuru Park, where hundreds gathered.