Published On: Sun, Jun 19th, 2016

Somali security forces arrest 5 Al-Shabaab militants

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At least five Al-Shabaab militants were captured in a security operation by National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) in Suka-holaha neighborhood north the capital Mogadishu, officials said Sunday.

Abdikamil Mo’allim Shukri, Ministry of internal security spokesman told reporters that the security forces had targeted the militants during the operation conducted on Saturday night.

“NISA had prior intelligence before the operation against the militants was conducted in Yakshid district mid last night. The security forces arrested five Al-Shabaab militants, it was very successful operation,” Shukri said.

He added that the security forces also foiled a terrorist bomb attack in which the militants wanted to use it with three wheel motor bike.

The Somali security forces backed by the Africa Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops have increased operations to flush out insurgents from the restive Mogadishu and its environs especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

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