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NISA nabs al-Shabaab militants, seize weapons in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (SD) – Somalia’s security forces have seized huge cache of weapons following security operation on the outskirts of Somali capital.

In a statement, the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said its forces arrested three Al-Shabaab suspects and seized a cache of weapons.

The agency said its Dufaan military wing unearthed the weapons which included mortar shells from a bunker operated by Al-Shabaab in the Suq-Hoola area in Huriwaa district in northern Mogadishu.

“Our forces arrested several al-Shabaab fighters and seized a cache of weapons following security operations in Suq-Hoola village,” NISA said in a statement.

The agency lauded the public, saying the public worked hand in hand during the operation.

“The forces were greatly helped by the public. We urged our people to work with the security forces,” the agency said. 

The development comes days after at least eight people were killed and 17 others injured last week in a bomb attack at Hodan district which Al-Shabaab said targeted a UN convoy.

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