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Security operation in Burane nets several suspects

Storyline:National News

Security forces have conducted operations in Burane village in the outskirt of Mahday town in pursuit to smoke out Al-Shabaab remnants in the area.

The forces manage to arrest several people suspected to be part of Alshabab fighters, and investigations are ongoing to establish the link between the individuals arrested and the group, according to security officials.

The aim of the operation was to smoke out members of Al-Shabab fighters who were suspecting to be hiding in parts of the capital, Mogadishu.


The operation came hours after an explosion ripped through a restaurant in the village, injuring at least 7 people including government soldiers.

A resident in Burane village, Osman Ali Mohamed said that 5 civilians and two soldiera were wounded in the explosion in restaurant frequented by Somali soldiers.

“A bomb planted inside the restaurant exploded while several people were inside. We can confirm that 5 civilians and were Somali soldier injured in the blast,” he said.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but Somalia’s  Al-Shabaab often carries out similar attacks in the country.

Burane village is located few kilometres  in the outskirt of Mahaday town in Middle Shabelle region.