Latest military reports indicate that Somali security forces on Sunday 17th April 2016 evening, conducted a major security sweep arresting 14 Al-Shabaab suspects.
The suspects were arrested from two different operations conducted in Hodan and Wadajir districts in Benadir region of Mogadishu.
According to Ministry of Internal Security spokesman Abdikamil Mo'allim Shukri, the operations conducted by National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) were aimed at securing the region as well as to flush out criminal militants hiding inside the town.
"NISA officers carried out operations in Wadajir and Hodan districts on Sunday evening and arrested 14 Al-Shabaab suspects, two of them were behind the latest terrorist incidents in the capital Mogadishu," Shukri said.
NISA officers also arrested some suspects with a motorbike in which they use for committing hit and run attacks, Shukri added.
The spokesman called on Mogadishu residents to continue collaborating with security forces by providing information that could lead to possible arrest of more terror suspects thus preempting future attacks in the troubled capital.