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Source: Sabahi

Somali security forces on Tuesday (August 19th) arrested 30 suspected al-Shabaab members and seized a cache of illegal weapons in a daytime security operation in Mogadishu’s Bakara Market, Somalia’s RBC Radio reported.

Hawlwadag District Commissioner Ahmed Nur Siyad said the security forces acted on intelligence information.

“We have found information [that] the suspected al-Shabaab members were hiding in a house in the market; that is why we went there,” Siyad told reporters, adding that security forces seized pistols and other weapons in the operation, which is part of a citywide disarmament campaign.

Security officers believe guns were intended for use in assassination operations around Mogadishu.

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