SNA and AMISOM on Monday 24/4/2017 conducted a joint security operations in Beledweyne whereby they arrest of several Al-Shabaab suspects.
Security forces following a tip-off from the public conducted house to house search in different suburbs of the town.
According to security officials, the operation was meant to inspect and hunt down Al-Shabaab militants and to enhance safety of the town.
The officials emphasized that the operations will continue until the security of the district is assured following recent attacks.
Beledweyn administration believes that terror cells linked to Al-Shabaab have used residential areas to prepare attacks and then mingled with residents in the town to carry out coordinated attacks.