Somali security forces on Tuesday confirmed the arrest of an Al-Shabaab militant, believed to be a bomb expert, in an operation conducted in the outskirt of Somali capital, Mogadishu.
The National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said the Al-Shabaab operative was nabbed in covert security operation that took place in Ex-Control in Mogadishu.
“National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) arrested Al-Shabaab bomb expert in operation conducted at Ex-control area. This is part of the efforts to improve the security,” the agency said in a twitter post.
Al-Shabaab militants have not yet commented on the arrest of its bomb expert.
Somali forces have recently intensified their operations against Al-Shabaab militants in Southern Somalia.
Al-Shabaab, an Al-Qaeda affiliate has carried out deadly explosions in Mogadishu including last year truck bombing which claimed lives of over 500 people and injured hundreds others.
The group lost the control of Mogadishu in 2011 after Somali military backed by troops from African Union defeated the group’s fighters.