The security forces of Interim Juba administration in Southern Somalia conducted intensive security operations in Kismayo in the wake of a landmine explosion that killed two soldiers in the port city.
The security officials confirmed that they apprehended many people suspected of behind the attack from all parts of Kismayo.
Col. Abdifatah Moalim Noor, one of the security officials conducting the massive security crackdown told the media that the aim of the operations is to tighten the security of the area and bring to justice the individuals threatening the lives of the people.
Mr. Abdifatah noted that thorough investigations on the arrested suspects are now underway.
At least two IJA forces were killed and four other people mostly civilians sustained injuries ranging from minor to severe during the landmine attack on Saturday.
No one claimed the responsibility of the attack but Juba administration often blame Al-shabab of carrying out planned assaults.