(Xinhua) -- Security forces from Somalia’s Jubabland
State on Wednesday arrested three Al-Shabaab terrorists during
an operation conducted in Dhobley town in southern part of the
Horn of Africa nation.
Haybe Ahmed Abdullahi, Jubbaland State
forces Commander for Dhobley town told reporters that the
insurgents were planning to carry out explosive attacks in the
“We learned of possible terrorist
attack here in Dhobley, we got an alert and began
operations. We captured three Al-Shabaab members from the
vehicle that came from Sakow town in Middle Jubba region.
They wanted to carry out attacks in the town,” Abdulahi
He said that African Union forces’
Kenya Defence Force (KDF) helped them to defuse explosive
elements in which they seized from Al-Shabaab fighters.
Dhobley town is located at the Somali
border with Kenya and is one of the towns which have enjoyed
relative peace in the southern Somalia.