Somali police nab 4 al-Shabab militants in Mogadishu Featured

Somali security forces have arrested four al-Shabab militants during operations conducted in Benadir region in the capital Mogadishu.

Police spokesperson Sadiq Aden told journalists on Thursday evening that the police launched a massive operation in the outskirts of Mogadishu where they captured militant cells.

"Following intelligence from the locals, government forces apprehended four al-Shabab militants who were in charge of collecting so-called zakawat (tax) from the public," Aden said.

The security forces also recovered improvised explosive devices during the operation aimed at flushing out al-Shabab militants in the area.
Aden added that the police will hand over the detainees to the intelligence agencies.

The latest incident comes amid a surge of assassinations and roadside bombs in the restive capital Mogadishu. Enditem

Source: xinuannet