Police in Mandera South have begun an operation to rescue two men abducted by suspected Al-Shabab militants on Monday morning.
The militants reportedly attacked construction site along Elwak-Falama Road where the two were working.
Mandera South Deputy County Commissioner Nyamboga Mounda, confirming the incident, identified the driver as Ali Mohamed and conductor as Kerow Adan Abdi.
The truck was set ablaze by the militants, Mounda said.
In a separate incident, police in Mandera North are pursuing unknown gunmen who reportedly shot at a vehicle ferrying Miraa (Khat). The gunmen had reportedly tried to stop the vehicle at Jabibar, along the Rhamu-Elwak Road.