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Two killed, 29 injured after gunmen attack Kenyan college

Kenyan soldiers drafted in to support police after college attacked in Garissa Credit: Reuters

Two people were killed and 29 wounded on Thursday when gunmen stormed a college in the northeastern Kenyan town of Garissa, the country's National Disaster Operation Centre said.

Some students were trapped inside the college campus, it said.

The wounded, most with gunshot wounds, were all taken to hospital, with four in a critical condition.

The wounded were taken to hospital Credit: RTV

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Gunmen 'may have taken students hostage' in Kenya

Garissa in northeastern Kenya Credit: Google Maps

Masked gunmen who stormed a college campus in northeastern Kenya may have taken hostages after killing two guards, police and media reports said.

Police who encircled the campus at the Garissa University College were joined by Kenyan soldiers as the standoff continued over several hours, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper reported.

An officer at the scene said the gunmen were likely to have taken hostages because many students remain trapped inside the campus in the town of Garissa.

"Two guards who were manning the gate at the university have been killed." she said.

No group has claimed responsibility for the raid yet.

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Brits held in Turkey pictured after 'trying to cross Syria border'

The group covered their faces as they were escorted into a building by Turkish security services. Credit: AP Direct

Nine Britons being held in Turkey, who were allegedly trying to cross illegally into Syria, have been seen for the first time being escorted into a building by Turkish security services.

The group covered their faces as they were escorted into a building by Turkish security services. Credit: AP Direct

The group is believed to include four children ranging in age from two to 10-years-old.

The group covered their faces as they were escorted into a building by Turkish security services. Credit: AP Direct

E.ON to pay £7.75m to Citizens Advice for overcharging customers

E.ON Credit: PA Wire

E.ON is to make a payment of £7.75 million to Citizens Advice after regulator Ofgem said the energy company incorrectly charged exit fees and overcharged customers following price rises.

The package of help for vulnerable customers is in addition to the £400,000 E.ON has already paid back to potentially affected customers.

Dry and sunny for many but staying cold

Dry and sunny for many but staying cold Credit: Met Office

It will be dry and sunny for many central and eastern areas today, although cloud and rain across the west and southwest will slowly edge eastwards later in the day. The rain will turn heavy and persistent at times, especially across Northern Ireland throughout this afternoon.

It will also feel cold beneath the cloud and rain with temperatures struggling to reach 8 Celsius (46F), but further east temperatures will reach a maximum of 11 Celsius (52F) in the sunshine.

Gunmen storm college in Kenyan town of Garissa

Kenyan media and Red Cross said that gunmen stormed a Kenyan college campus in the north eastern town of Garissa in the early hours of this morning, setting off explosions and exchanging gunfire with security services for several hours.

The stand-off was ongoing at the Garissa University College, Kenya's Daily Nation newspaper and Capital FM radio station said. No group has claimed responsibility for the raid yet. In the past, Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab has carried out several attacks in Garissa and across Kenya, including the 2013 attack on an upscale shopping mall in the capital Nairobi.

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