Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] officers have arrested dozens of al Shabaab militants, facilitators, and sympathizers in an overnight security sweep in Kahda district, south of Mogadishu.
The operation came as the security situation in the area deteriorated in the past few days after Al Shabaab launched assassinations and attacks against the security personnel. In the recent days that the militants have been mounting attacks against security officers, checkpoints as well as civilian targets.
There has been an upsurge of violence in the seaside city of three million people which government officials blame on the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabaab militants.
NISA has announced that the security operations in the capital would continue until the al Shabaab militants were eradicated, and all sympathizers arrested.