Monday, September 16, 2013
Somali security forces have foiled more than
200 al-Shabaab attacks in Mogadishu in August with the help of a new
undercover unit, Minister of Interior and National Security Abdikarim
Hussein Guled said Saturday (September 14th).
"We have established an undercover unit deployed among various
sectors of the public to gather credible information about the enemy and
anyone else who threatens security," Guled told state-run Radio
Mogadishu. He said the new unit started its work in July.
In August alone police received 330 leads, he said, 65% of which
turned out credible information about imminent attacks that included
murder attempts and bombings that authorities were able to prevent.
The minister vowed the government will continue to carryout security
operations in order to improve Somalia's security situation and ensure