Dalsan Radio (Mogadishu)

6 September 2013

Somalia: Gov't Forces Fight Against Armed Gangs

Somali government forces have on Thursday night attacked armed militias setting up illegal roadblocks near Buufow town of Lower Shabelle region, senior regional administration official said.

The fighting erupted on late Thursday afternoon after the security forces were informed a group of armed men looting the passenger buses on the road between Mogadishu and the southern regions.

Afgooyee district administration official, Ahmed Omar told Radio Dalsan that the securuty forces detained two of the militias as the forces cleared two illegal roadblocks.

"The security forces of the government will maintain the operation to clear the roads from armed gangs." he said.

On Wednesfay the interior minister of the federal government of Somalia Abdikarim Hussein Guled said any armed men found on roadblocks will be prosecuted similar to Al Shabab members.

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