Kenyan authorities in North Eastern town of Garissa have confirmed that heavily armed Al Shabaab fighters, stormed two mosques in Ijara Sub-county in Garissa on Tuesday night, and breached the worshippers to listen for two hours before disappearing into a nearby forest.
Al Shabaab fighters reportedly read out names of alleged spies and traitors during the preaching that began at 6p.m. local time.
The simultaneous raids on the villages caught two nearby military posts at Sangailu and Hulugho by surprise.
Kabasalo is about 10km from the military post at Hulugho while Tumtish lies about eight kilometers from the Sangailu Kenya Defence Forces ( KDF) post.
Security official in the area has told the media that they received intelligence that the two groups were led by a wanted suspect called Mohamed Bilal.
Kenyan security official said that more than 25 fighters took part in the two raids.
Al Shabaab has carried out wave of attacks inside Kenyan retaliation for its incursion inside Somalia in october 2011.
An earlier interview with UK based channel 4 Al Shabaab spokesman has vowed to continue attacks inside Kenya.
More than 150 students were killed on april two when Al Shabaab fighters stormed Garissa university college.