17 January 2013

Somalia: Somali Security Forces Round Up More Than 700 in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — Somali security forces have rounded up 790 hundred people in Dharkenley in south west of the capital in the third consecutive day of security operations in the capital city.

Most of the people in the morning operation have all been released but 84 have been remanded in police custody after it is confirmed that they are members of Al Shabab and are suspected of have committed violent acts in that part of the city, according to General Maalin chief of Mogadishu police.

In the meantime, head of Mogadishu secret police khalif Ahmed Ereg, who spoke to journalists after the security operation, has called on residents in the capital to work for peace and security and help the security force to turn Mogadishu into a safer place.

Security is improving in the Somali capital after many years of lawlessness and lately the presence of militants who turned the city into a death trap for all walks of life before they were pushed out by Somali forces with ahelp pf African Union troops.

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