African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia (AMISOM) backed by local forces on Sunday arrested two Al-Shabaab bomb experts in southern region amid heightened security ahead of a regional summit to be held on Tuesday.
The pan African body said the two bomb experts were arrested during security operations in Lower Juba, outside the southern port city of Kismayo.
“The determination of Somalia National Army and AMISOM to rid Somalia of Al-Shabaab is an assurance to the people that they will continue to enjoy peace and security,” AMISOM said in a brief statement issued on Sunday.
The militant group did not comment on the latest operations by the AU and SNA forces which come ahead of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development summit to be held in Mogadishu.
Heavy security is underway across the Horn of Africa nation especially in Mogadishu to enhance the security, seal all loopholes and make sure the significant summit takes place successfully.