MOGADISHU – Somali security forces have seized a minivan with two suspected Al Shabaab assailants after an operation carried out in Mogadishu.
The operation was conducted after two Al Shabaab suspects hurled a grenade bomb at security checkpoint at Seybiano area of Mogadishu.
No one was killed or injured in the explosion, but the blast has partially destroyed two luxury cars and a small kiosk, a security official, who asked to be anonymous, because he was unauthorized to speak on media.
He says the attackers with their van were seized after hours on loose.
The suspects were taken into criminal investigation department for further interrogations.
No group says it carried out Monday’s bomb explosion.
The attack comes a day after Turkish national— an engineer was killed in car bomb explosion in the heart of Mogadishu.
The attack was immediately claimed by al Shabaab.
The al-Qaida-linked al-Shabaab militants continue to hold small rural areas in central and southern Somalia.
The group wants to overthrow the weak UN-backed government in Somalia and impose its own strict interpretation of Islamic law.
It has lost control of many towns and cities to a 22,000-strong African Union force supporting the government.