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PM Abdiweli: ongoing operations in Mogadishu are meant to prevent deadly attacks against government bases

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The prime minister of Somalia Abdiweli Mohamed Ahmed stated that the ongoing operations in Mogadishu are intended to prevent planned deadly attacks similar to ones targeted at the federal parliament and Somali presidential palace.

Prime minister Abdiweli reiterated that the heavy weapons used during the attacks on federal parliament and Villa Somalia did not come from outside Somalia but hidden within the city hence its upon the federal government to disarm the individuals who pose threats to the community.

He added that the security forces have full orders to take every step meant to keep the overall security of the country particularly the capital city, Mogadishu.

His remarks comes a time when government forces backed by African Union peace-keeping troops have been carrying out disarmament operations in the capital, where heavy weapons were captured.

On Friday the joint forces raided the house of former Wadajir district commissioner Ahmed Hassan Adow aka Ahmed Da’i and seized 500 guns after heavy confrontations with militias loyal to the former DC.