Somali security forces on Wednesday arrested 15 Al-Shabaab suspects in a joint operation in Daynile district, west of the capital Mogadishu.
Spokesperson of the Ministry of Internal Security Abdikamil Moalim Shukri said during the security operation carried out together with the African Union peacekeeping forces, the forces held 15 suspects, including an injured member of Al-Shabaab.
“National security forces and AMISOM conducted successful operation in Daynile district. We have captured 15 suspects, three of them admitted being Al-Shabaab militants including injured member. We had the information before the operation and it happened as planned,” Shukri said.
Forces from National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) and AMISOM have increased operation against the militant group of Al-Shabaab recently.
The NISA captured senior Al-Shabaab militant Hassan Fanah from Kahda district in Benadir early this week.
Somali and AU forces flushed out the Islamist militant group from Mogadishu in 2011, but the group still carried out deadly attacks in the Horn of Africa nation.
Published: April 28, 2016