Somalia: Security Forces Foil Landmine Attacks Along Mogadishu Afgoye Highway
Somali security forces on Monday morning dismantled landmines buried on road side along Mogadishu-Afgoye highway following tips off by the public.
The forces launched operation to remove landmines buried in KM13 locality by suspected Al-Shabaab members barely two days after suicide car bomb thwarted in Mogadishu.
Security officials who spoke to outlet media confirmed the operation saying the forces were alerted by the local residents.
“We got a call from one of the local residents in KM13 village informing the forces the landmines, our bomb experts immediately responded and eventually removed landmines buried on the road side by the terror group,” said a security officer identified as Mohamed Issack.
Khaire commended the forces for their commitment to restore peace in a city once referred as ghost city for its three decades of anarchy and deadly clan militia clashes.
“The government and Somali people applauded your operations against the attacks of the enemy, the work you did saved the lives of the public. I appreciate your work as you are doing your task of the nation through difficulties,” Khaire told the forces during his speech at one of their bases in Mogadishu.
Somali government has formed these Special Forces for the city following heinous attacks by Al-Shabaab.
Al-Shabaab which attempts to overthrow the internationally recognized Federal Government carries out deadly attacks including suicide bombs, raiding military bases.
Nagala Soo Xiriir