NEWS ROUND-UP: WEDNESDAY: EXCLUSIVE REPORT Somalia’s Security Agency displays self-confessed militant sympathizers, The moderate Islamist Ahlu Sunna burying 43 bodies of dead Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab Terrorist in Dusamareb. Car bomb blast hits Somali capital, 1 injured
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NEWS ROUND-UP: WEDNESDAY: EXCLUSIVE REPORT Somalia’s Security Agency displays self-confessed militant sympathizers, The moderate Islamist Ahlu Sunna burying 43 bodies of dead Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab Terrorist in Dusamareb. Car bomb blast hits Somali capital, 1 injured

Mogadishu : Somalia | Mar 21, 2012 at 7:36 PM PDT
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EXCLUSIVE REPORT ( TF.SF) Mogadishu Somalia : Somalia’s National Security Agency has displayed three militant sympathizers including the driver of the car that exploded in the heart of the Mogadishu earlier today.Police said suspects, Abdullahi Mohamed Mohamud, Abdisamed Osman and Ali Dahir Muse Ahmed had been detained after the explosion at Mogadishu’s Maka Al-Mukarram road that links the busy Kilometer 4 road intersection with the presidential palace.Abdullahi Mohamed Mohamud, the driver of the car who spoke to the media said that he was promised $150 for parking the car at the site where it exploded. He said security officers arrested him after parking the car.In his confession, Abdisamed Osman who claimed to a government soldier attached to EX-Fiyore Station said he was compromised by the militant group to “guide” rebel mortars targeting the Somali presidential palace.The third suspect, Ali Dahir Muse Ahmed also confessed being an Al-Shabaab militant tasked with attacking Heliwaa police station last night, adding that he surrendered himself to the government troops.Security officials said the suspects will be arraigned in court as soonest possible. update on Islamist rebels ousted from central Somali town

The moderate Islamist Ahlu Sunna burying 43 bodies of dead Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab Terrorist in central Somali town of Dusamareb





More than 43 bodies of dead Al-Shabaab militants who were killed on Tuesday morning during a gun-battle with Ahlu Sunna militias in central Somalia town of Dusamareb were buried today, ASWJ official claimed.





Dusamareb District Commissioner, Abdirahman Ali Geda-qorow, told Terror free somalia that ASWJ militias collected the bodies lying in and outside the town and were later buried in the area.He said normalcy has now returned to the area, with their fighters keeping vigil to make sure that public lives are never disrupted again.He further said that they lost only five combatants on their side during the yesterday fight in the area and were immediately laid to rest.Earlier on Tuesday, ASWJ claimed to have killed more than 20 Al-Shabaab militants during the battle for Dusamareb, a strategic town in the central Somalia region of Galgadud controlling a key road linking southand central Somalia to the relatively calm northern part of the chaotic Horn of African country.Few hours after the fight, Ahlu Sunna’s Guri’el district commissioner, Osman Isse Noor told Terror free somalia that several militants were killed after attacking Dusamareb town early on Tuesday morning, adding that they lost three of their fighters on their side.He also claimed that they seized two vehicles from the militant group.The Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab militants on pickup trucks mounted with machine guns stormed the town at dawn on Tuesday, briefly seizing control of it before they were repelled.Ahlu Sunna militias regained full control of the town after regrouping outside the town which had earlier fallen off their hand and engaged in retaliatory attacks forcing militants to retreat back.Al-Shabaab militants reportedly made off with over seven privately owned vehicles which they took away from locals during their brief stay in the town before they were ousted by Ahlu Sunna fighters.Although the exact number still remains unknown, reports say there have been heavy human casualties involving both combatants and civilians during the fight, with ASWJ claiming upper hand over Al-Shabaab in the fight.Al-Shabaab militants have on several occasions attached Dusamareb, briefly taking control of it before fresh attacks from the Ahlu Sunna group rooted them out. Car bomb blast hits Somali capital, 1 injured MOGADISHU - A car loaded with explosives has exploded on Wednesday in the heart of Somalia’s war-torn capital, Mogadishu, wounding a passerby civilian, Eyewitnesses and police officials said. The bomb which was parked along a road side exploded in the busy Maka Al-Mukarama road, especially Hajji Basto garage that from KM4 intersection and leads to the presidential palace. Police cordoned off the area, after they had become suspicious of the parked car. Mohammed Mohamud Garar, the police chief of KM4 area told reporters at the site of explosion that Security forces foiled a car bomb attack planned to target Somali government convoys passing in the road.

He said police cordoned off the vicinity after the blast and arrested four suspects over the attack and taken into custody.Ahmed Mayre Makaran, the district commissioner of Waberi for Somali government stated, “car bomb attack intended to kill and sabotage the innocent civilians in Mogadishu.”No group immediately claimed responsibility for Wednesday's blast, but it comes just a day after Al-shabab said Mogadishu is a frontline zone and the group will carry out more deadly attacks against TFG and AMISOM bases in the capital



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