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Security minister tells residents to remain calm after false attack

Security minister tells residents to remain calm after false attack

The Minister of National Security, Mohamed Abukar Islow Duale, said that the city’s residents should remain calm after Al-Shabaab militants filled plastic bags with light explosives and fireworks and detonated to “scare the residents”.

Many residents from Waberi, Howl-Wadag and Hamar-weyne reported mortar attacks in their neighbourhoods from 7 PM to just after 10 PM. The security minister dispelled those fears and urged the residents remain vigilant.

He added that the security forces were fully committed to protecting residents during the holy month of Ramadan.The home of a former District Commissioner was attacked by suspected militants after two grenades were lobbed into the former official’s house. 

There have been no serious injuries reported in either attack.

The government of Somalia has heightened the terror and security alert in and around the capital. Al-Shabaab militants have warned about attacks during Ramadan.

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