Somali security forces arrested three al-Shabab terrorists during an operation in Afgoye district, about 20 km southwest of the capital, Mogadishu on Monday evening.
Radio Mogadishu reported Tuesday that the three terrorists who were in charge of smuggling improvised explosive devices (IED) into Mogadishu for unspecified attacks had been tracked by National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) security agents.
“The security forces of the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) carried out a planned operation in Afgoye district last night in which three al-Shabab militants were arrested,” it reported.
It said the three terrorists were planning to carry out bombing and landmine attacks in the restive Mogadishu and its environs.
The latest security operation comes as government forces have intensified operations against al-Shabab in the central and southern regions, but the militants are still in control of the rural areas of those regions, conducting ambushes and planting landmines.
The security forces have also enhanced security across the country to ensure the ongoing parliamentary elections are peaceful. Enditem