Suspected Al-Shabaab militants have destroyed another communication mast in Mandera.

The incident has been confirmed by Mandera South Deputy Commissioner Nyamboka Mounda.

However, no casualties have been reported following the incident that saw the Safaricom mast destroyed.

Reports have emerged that the attackers are targeting road users and, by destroying the mast, they were trying to cut off communication.

The destruction comes barely a month after the militants destroyed another mast in Garissa County. 

The militants are exploiting the porous Kenya-Somalia border to cripple communication services within the North Eastern region. 

Al-Shabab militants usually destroy telecommunication masts to disrupt police response and communication in the area before they could inflict harm on the locals.

The militants have been targeting communication masts, schools, and residential houses rented by communities that are not native to the volatile northeastern Kenyan counties of Garissa, Mandera, and Wajir.

With the surge in such incidents, more personnel have since been sent to the area, and operations by the Border Patrol Unit heightened to tame the surge.

The development comes after Somalia deployed soldiers near the Mandera border as relationships with soured over alleged internal interference.