Somali National Army (SNA) arrested three senior Al-Shabaab operatives in an operation conducted in Bakol region, southern Somalia.
According to Dahir Ali Mohamed, the commander of 260-unit section nine, SNA forces apprehended three high-profile operatives in the Amniyaat, Al-Shabab’s intelligence wing in an intelligence led-operation in the region.
“Our forces have detained three Al-Shabab terrorists who were planning terror attack on the residents and assassinate people,” the official said
Mohamed noted that Somali army will intensify the operations on al-Shabab militants in the region.
The move comes amid Somali national forces conducting major counter-operations against the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group Al-Shabaab in central and southern Somalia.