Kenya Defense Forces are carrying out the foreign policy objectives of US imperialism in East Africa. They have assaulted the southern Somalia port city of Kismayo from air and land., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 04:23 pm
Somalia: Police detain 60 suspected Al-shabab members in Kismayu
Kismayu (RBC) Reports we are getting from Kismayu, the regional capital city of lower shabelle region, in southern Somalia indicate that police have detained about sixty suspected Al-shabab members on late Saturday, the biggest mass arrest since the allied forces seized the city on August. Officials say.
The massive operations were conducted in all villages in the city to protect attacks in the city by the ousted Islamists militias.
The arrested members’ mostly young men are believed to have affiliation to Al-shabab and are jailed in the central police station in the town for further investigations according to police.
According to the officials in the city, the operations came after last night unknown assailants gunned down an elder named Hassan sheikh who was famous in the region.
The operations took place in all districts of kismayu and the numbers of detainees are about 60 persons mostly young men despite there are some old aged persons.
The spokesman for Raskanboni group of the interim Adm. for Ksimayu Abdinasir seral told Raxanreeb that the jailed people are in Kismayu custody and they are questioning.
He added that police will continue with investigations to determine charges against the suspects and will be freed those who are innocents after the questioning and investigation.
Meanwhile, the residents in the city complained about widespread looting by the allied forces especially those of Raskanboni Militias which they said they have looted and robbed civilians’ properties during Friday crackdowns as they entered residential houses and took whatever they could carry on their way out.
A resident in Allanley village who declined to be named told Raxanreeb that the militias forcefully entered his home and took unidentified Somali shillings currency.
An interim local administration was established for the port city of Kismayo by the allied forces that will be working until a permanent administration will be formed across Jubba regions earlier this month.
Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at 04:18 pm
Somalia: Deadly landmine blasts kill four people in Baidaba of Bai region.
Baidabo: (RBC) Four people were killed and dozens of other were hurt in Baidaba city following simultaneous landmine explosions targeted the a site that government forces were staying on late Friday night.
As witnesses confirmed to Raxanreeb, four people were killed and eight others were injured in the explosions that are believed to be landmines planted in a site that government forces and officials usually come for drinking and converse.
After the explosions went off, number of government soldiers have reached at the scene of the incidents who made search out operations to find out the masterminds of the attacks despite they have not made any arrests.
No groups have officially claimed the responsibility for the attacks but it could be a reference to Al-shabab rebels who have in the past claimed many incidents like this.
It is not the first time that such attacks and blasts take place Baidaba city since Ethiopian troops and Somali national army took control of the city.
Al-shabab still control large facility in Bai region and they in a seldom attack government officials and Ethiopian troops and make planed assassinations on residents in the region.