Police and military officers are on high alert in Mandera Town following a dawn attack at Bullahawa Somali military camp.
Al Shabaab hit the camp which is located just four Kilometers away from the town.
The officers are on standby to avert a spillover from the fighting that started at 5 am.
Northeastern regional coordinator Mohamud Saleh said the militants want to take over the base.
Locals on Monday morning said they could hear explosions and gunshots from the Somalia side