Six Al-Shabaab suspects arrested over twin blasts in Somalia

Mogadishu, March 1 (IANS) Somalia’s security forces on Monday arrested six Al-Shabaab suspects in connection with the twin blast in the Baidoa town in south-Somalia’s central Bay region.

Abdullahi Ali Watin, District Commissioner of Baidoa town, told reporters that the security forces conducted massive operations against terrorist elements in the town, and held six members of the militant group of Al-Shabaab, whom they believe masterminded the deadly attacks.

“Some of the suspects have been questioned and are giving crucial information. This is initial progress, but further investigation is continuing,” Xinhua quoted Watin as saying.

Al-Shabaab militants carried out two heavy explosions at social gatherings situated in the center of Baidoa town Sunday, killing over 30 and injuring 42 others.

Both the Somalia government and AU mission in Somalia have condemned the attacks.

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