Security forces from Somalia’s regional state of Puntland on Tuesday arrested 14 Al-Shabaab militants including two women in an operation conducted near Garowe town, the administrative capital.
Police Commissioner for Nugal region Abdirashid Mohamud told reporters the suspects were arrested following intelligence information the forces received from members of the public.
“We conducted very successful operation near Garowe town where we captured 14 Al-Shabaab militants, two of them are women and one foreigner. They were going to Almadow hills to join terrorist militants there,” Mohamud said.
He did not identify the nationality of the foreigner but the Somalia-based militants are known to have been fighting along with foreign nationals.