Over 200 arrested in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu security operation

Published: December 15, 2014

somalia_forceA joint security operation by Somali security forces and African Union peacekeepers in Somali capital has led to the arrest of 228 people.

The security officers conducted house to house search in Hamarweyne district which recently armed killed and wounded members of Somali parliament.

Somali Police Spokesman Col. Kassim Ahmed Roble has told the media that out of 228 arrested in the operation 30 suspected Al Shabaab members are so far in the custody after investigation was carried out.

Col. Kassim said the swoop was aimed at improving security in the capital Mogadishu after spate of attacks by Al Shabaab militants.

Somali capital is experiencing relative calm and basic government services are returning to normal after armed group Al Shabaab was pushed out of the capital Mogadishu and several key strategic towns in south and central Somalia by Somali national army and AMISOM.

Source: Bar-kulan

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