Two guards were killed and several people injured after gunmen attacked Garissa University College in northeast Kenya on Thursday morning.
Kenya Red Cross officials say at least 30 people, including two policemen were injured by the attackers and have been rushed to hospital.
The gunmen are said to have attacked the institution around 5.30am Thursday.
Unconfirmed reports state that students may have been taken hostage.
Nation.co.ke reporter Abdimalik Hajir said he saw the bodies of the guards near the university’s main gate.
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet said there was a shootout between attackers and police officers who were guarding the students? hostels.
“The attackers shot indiscriminately while inside the university compound.
However, the attackers retreated and gained entry into the hostels?.a joint force composed of NPS officers and other security agencies arrived and are engaged in an elaborative process of flushing out the gunmen from the hostels,? he said in a statement posted on his Twitter account.
KDF and police have entered the university compound.
SOURCE: Daily Monitor