Somali security forces have foiled a major attack that members of terror group al-Shabaab were readying themselves to carry out and kill innocent civilians in Mogadishu. Security officers have detained several suspected al-Shabaab members whose car was laden with explosives.
An official told reporters that the forces apprehended the men on their way to carry out an attack on a military base in Alamada district. “After receiving reports that the men were planning to conduct an attack on the base, we successfully foiled the attacks and captured the men after brief gunfire exchange,” said the official.
He pointed out that one of the attackers was injured during the brief gunfire. The blood-sucking group al-Shabaab continues to indiscriminately attacks innocent civilians in their quest to “topple” the internationally recognized Somali government. In October last year, members of the group took more than 500 innocent lives when a suicide bomber detonated a vehicle full of explosives.