Wednesday August 7, 2019
The terrorist group, Al-Shabaab has attacked a Kenyan border town early Wednesday and as a result has spoiled telecommunication services in the region near the Somali border.
Northeastern regional Commissioner Mohamed Birik confirmed the incident, saying the militants attacked Hulugho border and destroyed a telecommunication pole belonging to mobile operator, Safaricom.
He promised the government will not concede in its effort to rid the region from al-Shabab and its incursions.
The militants regularly attempt to destroy telecommunication polls in the border town in an effort to slow police reaction times and communication so they could further perpetrate harm on the locals.
Residents of the border area reported hearing a huge explosion at around 1.00 a.m. local time in the town which is 18 km from the Somali border.
Security officers said unknown number of al-Shabab militants attacked the Safaricom post where they sabotaged the vital installations with high powered weapons.
The attack is the latest, to have been reported in the area in the past few years since Kenyan troops joined Amisom and crossed into Somalia to hunt al-Shabab militants who have been blamed for a number of insecurity events in Kenya.