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Gunmen charge Kenyan college campus in Garissa, students trapped

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Masked gunmen stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya on Thursday, environment off explosions and exchanging gunfire with confidence army for several hours, and could have taken hostages after murdering dual guards, military and media reports said.

Police who encircled a campus during a Garissa University College were assimilated by Kenyan soldiers as a deadlock continued over several hours, Kenya’s Daily Nation journal and Capital FM radio hire reported.

A policewoman during a stage told Reuters dual confidence guards during a campus had been killed and a gunmen were expected to have taken hostages since many students sojourn trapped inside a campus in a city of Garissa.

“Two guards who were manning a embankment during a university have been killed,” she said. “We can hear gunshots from inside a devalue though during this indicate we can’t tell who is sharpened during who or what.”

No organisation has claimed shortcoming for a raid yet. Somali Islamist belligerent organisation al Shabaab has carried out several attacks in Garissa and opposite Kenya in a past, including a 2013 conflict on an upscale selling mall in a collateral Nairobi.

Al Qaeda-linked al Shabaab has vowed to retaliate Kenya for promulgation infantry into Somalia alongside African Union peacekeepers to quarrel a group.

(Reporting by Joseph Akwiri and Drazen Jorgic; Writing by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Michael Perry and Paul Tait)


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