A press release posted on Alshabab's twitter account says that in the past four months a mission was carried out by their battalion known as " Mohamed ibn Maslamah battalion". The mission was carried out in Mogadishu and was targeting top officials in the government and individuals who work with government intelligence.
" on January 2013, a branch of our Alshabab troops known as Mohammad ibn Maslamah started a mission to attack intelligence officials working for the Somali government and they carried out continuous assaults on them" posted on HSM press release.
In the post, Alshabab claims to have killed 127 officers ranching from top government officials, middle level intelligence officers and spies. They claim that most of the killings were conducted inside Mogadishu.
However when Shabelle radio contacted national security officials about Ashabab's claims, they dismissed the claims as a propaganda and said the reason behind the claim was to motivate the demoralized Alshabab fighters.