Al Shabaab militants killed after destroying Telecom Mast

Al shabaab militants have destroyed a communication mast near El Wak town in the Kenya- Somalia Border paralysing communication in the area. Local residents said the militants used mortars to attack the Telecommunication mast located in Samaroole. After the attack the militants went on to harass the local residents, extorting money from local business persons.

KDF forces laid an ambush on the militants and killed 5 of them as others while others escaped with serious injuries.

A villager, who asked to remain anonymous, said huge explosions were heard as gunshots and explosions rained down on the Al Shabaab militants. This is not the first time Al Shabaab militants are attacking a Telecommunication mast, however, security forces have intensified operations against destruction of property and protection of civilians in the area.

The multiple attacks on telecommunication masts seen before by locals of El Wak has ailed communication but by collaborating with security forces, the situation has turned around as telecommunication companies strive to maintain good services in areas with such hostility.

Residents expressed relief and gratitude for the timely arrival of security personel.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Powered by WordPress.com.

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: