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Somali spy agency cracks Shabaab IED ring in Mogadishu


Thursday January 30, 2020

MOGADISHU (HOL) - Somali intelligence agency, NISA has burst an Al-Shabaab explosives ring in Mogadishu averting an attack by the militants intending to use the explosives.

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The agency displayed the assortment of explosives making elements including cables, several bottles of liquids, batteries and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs).

“In a coordinated operation between January 26 and 28th of this month, a cell of Al-Shabaab was discovered and explosives seized,” the agency said in a twitter post.

The video posted by the agency on Twitter shows the assortment of explosives making devices among cable connectors.

The discovery of the explosives was a major shot by the security agencies who have been following up leads to infiltrate the terror network in the city.

A similar operation in early 2019 led to seizure of several weapons and bomb making elements in Elasha Biya area in Mogadishu.

The cache had been buried underground.



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