Somalia government police and soldiers launched an operation in agricultural rich town of Jowhar situated about 90 kilometers of Somali’s capital, Mogadishu in a bid to thwart Al Shabaab attempts.
The intensified crackdown took place in several villages in the town. Police and soldiers operation involved thorough checking of private owned cars as well as pedestrians amid the great security concerns of Al Shabaab militants employing car bomb attacks in Mogadishu.
While addressing the local media, Somalia’s Jowhar DC, Abdukadir Abdulle Mohamed said that security concerns on the rising incidents of Al Shabaab using suicide attacks, thus the operations is meant to flush out militants embedded in the neighborhood of the town.
The crackdown is to go on a regular basis; at least 2 days a week in order to improve security in the town.
Jowhar, an agricultural-rich town north of Somalia capital, Mogadishu is under control of Somalia troops, along with African Union forces from Uganda and Burundi.