Somali army says arrests senior Shabab operative

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MOGADISHU, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- Somali National Army (SNA) forces have apprehended a senior operative of al-Shabab in Marka, a town in the southern Lower Shabelle region, an official confirmed on Friday.

Abdullahi Ahmed Gafow, governor of Marka, told state-run Radio Mogadishu that the army conducted an operation Thursday evening in the town against Shabab militants.

"Our forces have managed to arrest Hussein Osman Mohamed who was in charge of operations in Marka town for the militants," he said.

"During the operation, Mohamed got injured after his bodyguards attempted to resist the army, but we overpowered them," Gafow said.

The capture comes amid sustained operations by the Somali army against al-Shabab in southern regions where the militants are still controlling the rural areas, conducting ambushes and planting landmines. Enditem

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