JOHANNESBURG - At least eight people have been killed and several others wounded in an early morning attack on Kenya's Garissa University College.
A policewoman at the scene said the gunmen were likely to have taken hostages because many students remain trapped inside the campus in the northern town of Garissa.
"Two guards who were manning the gate at the university have been killed," she said. "We can hear gunshots from inside the compound but at this point we can't tell who is shooting at who or what." Kenya Red cross reportedly has three ambulances on site and has sent a plane to airlift casualties from Garissa.
The National Disaster Operations Centre said 29 people have been wounded, four critically.