Expressing anguish and pain, she said, "Only barbaric and inhuman groups/individuals could carry out such acts in premises of education and learning.

"Any ideology or religion cannot and should not justify such acts," she said.

At least 147 students were massacred when Somalia's Shebab Islamist group attacked a Kenyan university on Thursday.

Hurling grenades and firing automatic rifles, the masked gunmen stormed the university in the northeastern town of Garissa as students were sleeping.

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