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Somalia’s Intelligence chasing the remnants of Al shabaab

By Tajuddin
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Dec 16th, 2014
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Suspected Al-Shebab members are detained by Somali security forces during an operation in Mogadishu on December 8, 2014 AFP Photo

Suspected Al-Shebab members are detained by Somali security forces during an operation in Mogadishu on December 8, 2014 AFP Photo

Mogadishu ( DIPLOMAT.SO) – Somali military intelligence have arrested at least seven people suspected of belonging to Al shabaab militants after intense security operation in Kahda district and lower Shabelle province.

The spokesman of the ministry of national security of the Federal Government of Somalia Mohamed Yusuf Osman has told that the operation was meant to preempt suspected planned attacks by armed group Al Shabaab.

He said among detained are key terror group members which Somali national intelligence and security agency was looking for.

The spokesman of the ministry of national security added his press statement the crackdown against the potential security threats will continue until maximum security is maintained in the city.

Arrests of terror suspects in Mogadishu

A joint security operation by Somali security forces and African Union peacekeepers in Somali capital has led to the arrest of 228 people.

The security officers conducted house to house search in Hamarweyne district which recently armed killed and wounded members of Somali parliament.

The Spokesman of Somali Police Col. Kassim Ahmed Roble has told that out of 228 arrested in the operation 30 suspected Al Shabaab members are so far in the custody after investigation was carried out.

Col. Kassim said the swoop was aimed at improving security in the capital Mogadishu after spate of attacks by Al Shabaab militants.

Somali capital is experiencing relative calm and basic government services are returning to normal after armed group Al Shabaab was pushed out of the capital Mogadishu and several key strategic towns in south and central Somalia by Somali national army and AMISOM.

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