Al Shabaab bomb maker has been arrested while assembling an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in the outskirts of Kismayo.
The Militant was arrested alongside four other members of the militia group. During the arrest, the militants attempted escaping upon which the security forces launched an offensive killing two, forcing the rest to surrender.
The arrest occurred after residents tipped off the militants said to be operating mostly from indoors and seemed withdrawn from other residents. The members of the militia group are said to travel in turns and would leave the house during weird hours of the night.
Security Officials in Jubbaland state confiscated an assortment of weapons and documents among them three landmines, loaded pistol magazines, rounds of ammunition, two hand-held radios, fake identity cards and receipts.
Security agencies are in high alert as intelligence reports confirm Al Shabaab’s determination to launch sporadic attacks during this holy month of Ramadan. The forces have confirmed determination by members of the public in working with the government in the fight against Al Qaeda affiliate Al Shabaab.