Somalia: Security sweep in Beledweyne nets 50 suspects

Somalia

BELEDWEYNE, Somalia Feb 18, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Somali security forces aided by African Union peacekeepers captured 50 people suspected of involving in the killing of renowned businessman in a massive sweep in Hiran regional capital of Beledweyne of central Somalia, Garowe Online reports.

Beledweyne Mayor Mohamed Osman told reporters on Wednesday morning that the 50 suspects are being interrogated at a police station.

Residents of Beledweyne’s Hawlwadag neighbourhood unveiled that the sweep was appearing as the most intense door-by-door operation in months.

The security operation has come after unknown assailants gunned down renowned businessman late Omar Muhumad Nur on Tuesday morning.

Hiran region, located in central Somalia has been a spot for inter-clan clashes and hit-and-run attacks by Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab militants. 

GAROWE ONLINE

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