MOGADISHU (Halbeeg News) – Senior Al-Shabab operative has been killed in an operation conducted in Lower Shabelle region, Somali Intelligence Agency confirmed.
In a statement, Somali Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said it’s forces killed an Al-Shabab member near Mubarak village.
The agency added the operative was killed in a confrontation which took place on Tuesday following covert operation launched by the Somali forces.
“In an operation conducted by the security forces in Mubarak village of Lower Shabelle region, there was a confrontation between the forces and Al-Shabab, one member of the group was killed and several others (Al-Shabab) were injured,” the agency said.
Somali security forces stepped up their operations against Al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
On Tuesday, the forces also killed Al-Shabab suspect in an operation that took place in the Somali capital.
The suspect who took on stiff resistance was killed by the forces and four other suspects were nabbed in the operation.
Police Spokesman, Qasim Ahmed Roble, told the media said that the suspects were hiding in one city’s suburbs when the forces acting on a tip-off raided their house.
“Somali Police Forces arrested a senior Al-Shabab commander from the Amniyat (spy unit) and captured three others who were injured. They were hospitalized and will face justice after treating them,” Roble said.