Gunmen believed to be members of Somalia’s Islamist group al-Shabab have killed at least 15 people and taken students hostage at a university in north-eastern Kenya.
According to Kenyan authorities, the gunmen stormed Garissa University College, Garissa town, which is near the Somali border on Thursday morning. Zipporah Mboroki, Kenyan police spokesperson, said the attackers numbering about five, killed two of the school guards as they made their way into the campus.
Reports say 65 others were wounded when gunmen stormed the campus in Garissa. Kenyan troops are engaging the gunmen.
In the meantime, a government minister said more than 500 students were still unaccounted for.
Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, which has claimed responsibility for the attack, said it was holding Christians hostage while freeing Muslims.
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