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Masked gunmen storm university in eastern Kenya


04-02-2015 14:20 BJT

Full coverage: Kenya university attack

Masked gunmen have stormed a university compound in Garissa Town in the east of Kenya. It's not yet clear whether there are casualties, and the situation is currently active.

Local police say gunshots and explosions were heard from inside a campus building, which is now surrounded by police and the military.

Kenya's northern and eastern regions have suffered several recent attacks, blamed on al-Shabaab Islamists from neighboring Somalia. Al-Shabaab says the attacks are a retaliation, after Kenya sent troops to Somalia to crush the Islamists.

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