Two guards were killed and several people injured after gunmen attacked Garissa University College in northeast Kenya on Thursday morning.

Kenya Red Cross officials say at least 30 people, including two policemen were injured by the attackers and have been rushed to hospital.

The gunmen are said to have attacked the institution around 5.30am Thursday.

Unconfirmed reports state that students may have been taken hostage. reporter Abdimalik Hajir said he saw the bodies of the guards near the university's main gate.