Police arrest six al-Shabaab suspects over twin blasts in Somalia

Somalia’s security forces on Monday arrested six Al-Shabaab suspects in connection to the deadly 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 inside 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,” Watin added.

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.