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Gunmen attack Varsity in Garissa town

Gunmen have stormed into a university in Garissa Town.

Gunshots and explosions are being heard from the compound.

Witnesses say the gunmen stormed in at  5am as most students were going  for morning prayers.

Those calling from inside the university say there are many casualties.

Police, the military and the Kenya Defence Forces on the ground to help the hostages and get the attackers.

It is however unclear what the motive of the attack is and who is responsible for it.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery and Inspector General of police Joseph Boinnet have flown to Garissa to help in coordinating the operation of rescuing those trapped in the college by gunmen.

Officials said the officials had been ordered to go there to help in containing the situation. By 9 am, two people had been confirmed dead and 32 wounded.

Boinnet confirmed the attack and said efforts to restore the situation were ongoing.

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