Somalia:Somali security forces detain Al Shabaab assassins in Mogadishu

MOGADISHU – Somali Security forces have displayed three Al-Shabaab assassins, who confessed to plans to kill leading members of the society in the capital of Mogadishu.
The three were captured after their pistol malfunctioned during an attack to kill the wife of a policeman in Dharkaynlay district on Friday, according to Mohamed Abdullahi Tulah, deputy mayor for security in the Benadir region
The arrest comes as assassinations in Mogadishu increased. On Feb. 20, militants shot Mohamed Mursal, a Somali deputy attorney general, while on Feb. 24, suspected al-Shabab fighters gunned down Osman Elmi Boqore, a member of federal parliament in Mogadishu’s Karan district.

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