Somali security forces said Saturday they are interrogating a senior al-Shabab commander in charge of explosive devices after the arrest in an operation conducted in the restive Mogadishu city on Friday evening.
The ministry of information said the National Security and Intelligence Agency nabbed the senior al-Shabab operative who is responsible for fitting improvised explosive devices into vehicles.
“Security forces have arrested a terrorist operative during a major security swoop conducted in Mogadishu on the 5th of April, 2019. The terrorist operative used to plant bombs underneath the vehicle,” said the ministry.
The arrest came after the government said preparations are underway for the Somali army’s major operation in the country with most parts of terrorist stronghold territories being brought back under the control of the government.
Source: African Daily Voice