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Somali forces arrest Al-Shabaab militants with explosives in Mogadishu


Tuesday April 2, 2024



Composite image of the two Al-Shabaab suspects apprehended by Somali security forces in Mogadishu, caught with explosives intended for attacks in the city. CREDIT: NISA

MOGADISHU (HOL) — The Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA), in collaboration with the country's security forces, apprehended two Al-Shabaab militants planning to conduct attacks in Mogadishu.

NISA's report disclosed that the arrests occurred as the militants, equipped with explosives, aimed to disrupt the peace in Mogadishu.

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According to NISA, "The government's security forces are constantly vigilant, securing the city around the clock with the support of Somali citizens. The suspects were caught red-handed with explosives, intending to harm civilians."

The NISA statement, however, did not specify the exact location of the operation that led to the apprehension of the Al-Shabaab members carrying bombs.

Although Mogadishu has experienced sporadic attacks by Al-Shabaab, the city's security has progressively improved due to enhanced military efforts against the group.



 





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