Somali terrorist group Al Shabaab
Somali terrorist group Al ShabaabReuters File

The Somali Al Shabaab militants killed at least 14 villagers in Kenya's Mandera town early on Tuesday, according to local reports. 

The Al Shabaab militants attacked sleeping locals in the Soko Mbuzi village using petrol bombs and guns at 1 am local time on Tuesday, Kenya's Daily Nation reported. 

The militants had reportedly planted grenades on the doors of the houses in the village, where many quarry workers live, but as many people slept outdoors due to the high temperatures, the militants then hurled petrol bombs at them and started shooting. 

At least ten others have been injured in the latest Al Shabaab attack in Kenya and the death toll is expected to rise. 

"All indications are that they were Al-Shabaab militants. They destroyed metal grilled doors before they bombed the houses and opened fire on the innocent victims," Mandera County Commissioner Alex Ole Nkoyo was quoted saying by The Standard

The Somali Al Shabaab militants have launched deadly attacks across the the border in Kenya, with the most horrific being the killing of 148 students at the Garissa university in April this year.