Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects nabbed in Somalia
Mogadishu, Aug 16: Over 300 Al-Shabaab suspects were arrested on Tuesday in Mogadishu during a security operation by joint forces from Somalian government and African Union peacekeeping mission (Amisom), authorities said.
The forces conducted the operation in Kurdamac and Halgan villages in Daynile where 313 persons were arrested, Xinhua news agency quoted a government official as saying.
The operation was aimed at ensuring peace and security in the district by flushing out the terrorists, he said.
He said that similar security operation were going on in the rest of the capital over the past two weeks, which comes ahead of the Somalia election set to be held between September and October 2016.