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NISA says Al-Shabab plans to carry out attack on Somalia’s ports

Storyline:National News

National Intelligence and Security Agency has warned of an imminent threat of an attack on the Somali ports.

The agency said that Al-Shabab fighter took control of the Northern Somalia port town of Garacad town as they plan to carry out attacks on ports in the country.

“NISA got information that the group was planning to carry out attacks against economic entities like Mogadishu, Bosaso and other ports in the country, they returned back from Garacad now after fear from National Security forces, the Security of the ports are well guided” The Agency said.

Al Shabaab, which wants to overthrow the Western-backed government, controlled Mogadishu for several years until 2011 when African Union forces drove it out.

Al-Shabaab launched a purgatory against elements affiliated to ISIL last year killing a number of them and silencing the group before reports emerge again of their activities.

Al-Shabaab has on many occasions launched deadly attacks on military bases, government offices and hotels in southern and central Somalia. Late last month the group claimed the responsibility of the deadly explosions in Mogadishu and Baidoa towns that killed over sixty people.