Heavy gunfire has been reported inside Garissa University College after an attack by masked gunmen presumed to Alshabaab..
Masked gunmen are said to have attacked the institution around 5.30am Thursday and are holding students hostage. Police said, as ongoing gunfire could be heard from the university premises.
Witnesses said explosion and heavy gunfire rocked Garissa University College early on Thursday, and an ambulances were already at the scene
“According to some of the students who escaped, there are around five gunmen and they entered the university dormitory while students were sleeping,” a local reporter was quoted.
Kenya Red Cross officials say two policemen and a student have been injured by the attackers and have been rushed to hospital.
Kenya Defence Forces have arrived at the university to complement the regular police who were reportedly overpowered by the gunmen.
There is heavy police presence around the institution and several ambulances are on standby.
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