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Al Shabaab militants destroy communication mast in Garissa county

By Amina Wako December 5th, 2019 1 min read

Al Shabaab militants on Wednesday morning destroyed a communication mast in Dilso, Garissa county.

The militants then burnt up a dispensary in the same village before they retreated to Somalia.

Nairobi News has learnt that no-one was injured in the attack with a police report revealing that all the police officers who were on duty are safe.

“Dilso dispensary was also burnt down in which property unknown value was destroyed. All officers are accounted for and no fatality nor injuries reported,” the police said.

A police report further revealed that a number of officers drawn from the Kenya Police Service, the Border Patrol Unit and sleuths from the DCI had been deployed to the area to comb and trace the perpetrators.

Photos in our possession reveal how the militants destroyed part of the wall at the telecommunication mast but they were unable to put the mast down.


Police said that property of unknown value was also destroyed at the dispensary following the inferno.

The Al Qaeda linked group which operates in East Africa has been targeting communication masts with the aim of interfering with communication within North Eastern.

Other areas where communication masts have been destroyed within North Eastern include; in Amuma, Yumbis, Welmerer, Galmagala and Hulugho.

Recent intelligence report indicate that there is a huge presence of Al Shabaab militants within the Kenyan- Somalia border.