Somali troops put on standby to protect Mogadishu from attacks

Somalia’s Federal government has put hundreds of special forces on standby to protect Mogadishu from Al-Shabaab attacks during the holy month of Radaman.

Prime Minister Hassan Ali Khaire has lauded the new security measure unveiled on Monday afternoon by the country’s security chiefs ahead of Ramadan.

Khaire has encouraged the forces to work hard to enforce security in the capital and double their fight against the Al Qaeda-linked militants trying to destablize the city.

The joint troops who are were drawn from Police, Intelligence and custodial corps will patrol in city centres, set up checkpoints and cordon off areas where an alert is reported.

The new security plan comes amid fears that Al Shabaab could step up its attacks in Mogadishu during Ramadan.



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