At least two people have been killed and about thirty injured as masked gunmen attack the Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya.
2 students shot dead, 30 injured as gunmen attack Kenya school
Suspected al-Shabab militants have attacked the Garissa University College in north-eastern Kenya, killing two people and injuring at least 30. There are fears that more people will be affected...
Witnesses say five gunmen stormed the university, which is located at Garissa, a town near the Somali border, firing indiscriminately.
The police said the attackers shot the College's guards at the main gate at about 5:30 am today.
Student Pulse gathered that some students have been taken hostage, but about 27 of them escaped and are with the military.
One of the escaped students, Augustine Alanga, spoke to the BBC about the attack.
The gunmen reportedly ordered students to lie down on the floor, but at least 27 are known to have escaped and are at a military facility.
"It was horrible, there was shooting everywhere," Alanga said, adding that only two policemen were guarding the university.
Kenyan troops have surrounded the college and engaging the attackers.
It is feared that the casualty figures may rise.
Speaking with BBC World News, the Kenyan Red Cross spokeswoman, Arnolda Shiundu, said there were about 30 casualties, mostly with gunshot wounds.
She said four of them were critical.
Garissa, located about 150km from the border, has a large population of Kenyan Somalis and has been attacked repeatedly.
According to the BBC, Somali militants who have regularly targeted Kenya are suspected to be behind the on-going attack.
In September 2013, al-Shabab attacked the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi, leaving 67 people dead.
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