Suspected Al-Shabaab militants on Wednesday destroyed a Safaricom communication mast in Hulugho, Garrisa County, paralysing communication.

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Confirming the incident, Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai said unknown number of gunmen attacked the Safaricom mast before engaging officers who were manning the premises.

Ten National Police Reservists who were manning the mast are missing following the early Wednesday morning attack.

Speaking in Garissa Town on Wednesday, Mutyambai said the security officers are on high alert following the attack that has haulted communication in the area.

“There was an attack and we are still pursuing the attackers. These are terrorists from neighboring countries who ambushed our team,” said the IG.

KTN News reported that more personnel have been sent to the area in efforts to repulse the attackers as the security officers are currently in pursuit of the militants.

IG Mutyambai said the security agencies have made a lot of gains in the war against terrorism adding that they will not relent in their effort to rid off the region from Al-Shabab incursions.

“The security has made a lot of gains and we expect to continue making more gains to wipe out the Al-Shabaab,” he added.