Somali police on Sunday 23/4/2017 evening in anti-terror swoop arrested several terror operatives in Qoryoley town located in the Southern Lower Shabelle region.
Confirming on the incident, Qoryoley district Police boss Abdulkadir Mohamed Ali lauded the police for their bravery. Ali also noted that the operation was intelligence led after residents tipped the police of a group of suspicious men.
Qoryoley Police boss also noted the suspects are behind the assassination of an elder identified as Hajji Hassan. Hassan was assassinated by two pistol-wielding men outside a mosque after the evening prayers and the assailants escaped from the scene before arrival of security forces.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Hassan’s assassination but Al-Shabaab are usually behind such vicious killings.