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Disgruntled Security forces block road leading to the presidency

Mogadishu (SD) —Somali National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) forces have been seen today blocking one of the roads leading to the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

The disgruntled troops, who numbered about 90, complaining about lack of pay for three months, said they were forced to close the road.

The troops have halted traffic on the road, but efforts are underway to stabilize the situation.

The soldiers were apparently stationed at Daynile District Airport on June 1st this year, after completing training, and given weapons and uniforms adding since then they allegedly did not receive any salary.

The soldiers, who spoke to the media, claimed they rights have been denied and were told to disband.

The strike comes as talks between the federal government and the country’s regional leaders continue at the presidential palace.

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