Africa Union forces foil terror attacks on Somali Kismayo port

NAIROBI (Xinhua) — The Africa Union peacekeepers in Somalia (AMISOM) said they have thwarted two planned terror attacks this week by suspected Al-Shabaab terrorists in the southern Somalia port city of Kismayo.

AMISOM Force Commander Andrew Gutti said in a statement received in Nairobi on Friday that a joint AMISOM forces apprehended a woman carrying explosives as she attempted to access the Kismayu University, where delegates are participating in the ongoing Jubaland process on Wednesday.

“The woman, a casual laborer at the University, was found to be carrying a grenade and Improvised Explosive Device,” Gutti said in the statement, adding that the woman is in the custody of the Somalia government Forces and the explosives she was carrying have been destroyed in a controlled explosion.

The Kenyan operation code-named, Linda Nchi (Protect our Nation), has mostly enjoyed a solid public backing for its resoluteness in dealing with the threat of the Al-Shabaab on the economic, social and political interests of Kenya.



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