Published On: Tue, Jan 10th, 2017

Somalia: Several arrested in Galkayo search operation

Somalia’s National Intelligence officers in Galkayo city, the regional capital of Mudug region have arrested several people during a search operation on Tuesday morning.

Those detained in the sweep are reportedly being questioned at a police custody in the southern Galkayo over previous attacks and insecurity acts in the divided city.

Al shabaab militants have in the past carried out numerous deadly attacks in the town over the past few months coincided with clashes between Galmudug and Puntland states.

Thousands of residents fled the city in 2016 due the recurrent conflict in Galkayo which its northern part is controlled by Puntland, while the south is controlled by Galmudug state.

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