Tuesday August 14, 2018
MOGADISHU, Aug. 14 (Xinhua) -- Somali security forces on Tuesday
repulsed an attack by al-Shabab militants on a military base at Alamada
village, outside of the capital Mogadishu, officials said,
Military commander Mohamed Mumin told Xinhua by phone that five
militants attempted to launch an attack on their base but the forces
have managed to foil the attack.
"We have arrested the attackers, there were five, and one of them was injured during the fighting" he said.
The commander noted that a tip off from the public led to repulse of
the attack, adding they have also seized a car filled with explosives
aimed at killing innocent people.
Witnesses said they heard gunfire lasted for a while at Alamada village.
"There was exchange of gunfire at the area but the situation is calm now," said Abdullahi Muhidin, a resident.
The latest incident comes amid heighten vigilance by Somalia's
stabilization security unit forces who have launched operations
targeting several parts of the country.