27 February 2012

Somalia: Police Conducts Security Operations in Mogadishu

Photo: Shabelle
Members of the Islamist militia al Shabaab whip a suspected criminal (file photo).

Mogadishu — The police forces of Somali Interim Federal Government on Monday conducted search operations in parts of Mogadishu's districts, arresting dozens of people suspected over Al-shabab militants.

Most of the operations took place in Bondere and Shibis districts where are filled with newly returned people to their houses after three years ob conflict in Mogadishu.

Reports say that the forces have been searching any person suspected over links with Al-Qaeda linked Al-shabab fighters who recently vowed to step up their attacks against TFG and AMISOM bases in the capita, Mogadishu.

At least 20 people were detained, 10 of them accused to have links with Al-shabab during the operations in Mogadishu which conducted by TFG police and military.

The police forces were ordering the drivers of civilian buses not to park their cars beside the street to assure the security.

Ali Mohamed Ali, the deputy commander of Mogadishu police for Somali goverment told Shabelle that the operations were aimed at ensuring the security in parts of the city.

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