The Somali National Army (SNA) have arrested 32 al-Shabaab militants after conducting military operations in Marka town in Lower Shabelle region southern Somalia.
SNA commander Odowa Yusuf Rage told the state-owned radio on Wednesday that the operations took around the port town of Marka on Monday and Tuesday.
“Somali National Army arrested 32 al-Shabaab militants during military operations in Marka in the past two days. Some of them were caught while fighting, the rest are amniyat (secret spy units), bomb experts and tax collectors,” Rage said.
He said the suspects will be taken to military court to face changes of belonging to terror group.
The Somali National Army, backed by the African Union Mission troops, re-captured the town from al-Shabaab fighters on Aug. 19.