Somali security and intelligence sources have announced the arrest of al Shabaab bomb expert in an operation in the outskirts of the country’s capital Mogadishu. The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said the Al-Shabaab operative was nabbed in a covert security operation that took place in Ex-Control in Mogadishu.
The bomb expert has been linked with a number of car bombs and IEDs in Mogadishu and the surrounding areas that have led to the deaths of dozens of people. Notably, he is believed to have created the bomb that carried out deadly explosions in Mogadishu including in 2017 using a truck bomb which claimed lives of over 500 people and injured hundreds of others.
NISA in collaboration with other security agencies in Mogadishu have been conducting sting operations as well as crackdowns that are aimed at maintaining security especially within Mogadishu and other parts of southern and central Somalia.