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Kenya says it launched air strikes against Islamic extremists in Somalia after college attack

  • An armed Kenyan woman army officer stands guard as relatives wait to go and view their loved ones who were killed Thursday during an attack on a university, during a ceremony at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 6, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen killed scores of people at a university in northeastern Kenya in sectarian violence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    An armed Kenyan woman army officer stands guard as relatives wait to go and view their loved ones who were killed Thursday during an attack on a university, during a ceremony at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 6, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen killed scores of people at a university in northeastern Kenya in sectarian violence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)  (The Associated Press)

  • An armed army officer stands guard as relatives wait in a line to view their loved ones who were killed Thursday during an attack on a university, during a ceremony at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 6, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen killed scores of people at a university in northeastern Kenya in sectarian violence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    An armed army officer stands guard as relatives wait in a line to view their loved ones who were killed Thursday during an attack on a university, during a ceremony at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 6, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen killed scores of people at a university in northeastern Kenya in sectarian violence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)  (The Associated Press)

  • A Funeral Home official reads the names of family members who will go and view their loved ones who were killed Thursday during an attack on a university, during a ceremony at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 6, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen killed scores of people at a university in northeastern Kenya in sectarian violence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)

    A Funeral Home official reads the names of family members who will go and view their loved ones who were killed Thursday during an attack on a university, during a ceremony at Chiromo funeral home, Nairobi, Kenya, Monday, April 6, 2015. Al-Shabab gunmen killed scores of people at a university in northeastern Kenya in sectarian violence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Sayyid Azim)  (The Associated Press)

The Kenyan military says it launched air strikes against Islamic militants in Somalia following an extremist attack on a Kenyan college that killed 148 people.

Col. David Obonyo, a military spokesman, said Monday that warplanes attacked positions of the al-Shabab militant group on Sunday afternoon and early Monday morning.

Al-Shabab, which is based in Somalia, claimed responsibility for the college attack Thursday in the Kenyan town of Garissa.