Forces from the Federal Government of Somalia (SNA) backed by AMISOM troops launched a joint security sweep in Somali’s capital Mogadishu with an aim at flushing Al-Shabaab militants and prevent more attacks.
The dawn raid saw dozens of Al-Shabaab suspects arrested including young men, and teenage boys. Scores also arrested on basis of being Al-Shabaab sympathizers according to Mogadishu residents.
Somalia’s National Intelligence and security agency (NISA) soldiers on Tuesday seized a car packed with explosives and AK-47 riffles during an operation in Mogadishu’s Hudur district.
The Al Qaeda affiliated militant group in Somalia has suffered huge blows in the hands of Somali forces supported by African Union troops though they are persistent in waging attacks targeting security personnel.
The militant group is massive relying on suicide attacks, targeting popular hotels, government installations, SNA and AMISOM bases.