MOGADISHU (Mareeg.com)—A Somali military officer says a nigh-time curfew was imposed and came into effect over night in Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, a move that intended to stop sting of bombings and insecurity acts since Al shabab’s withdrawal early this month.
Col. Mohamed Farah, who is a military officer says that government forces along with Raskamboni militia have arrested dozens of people who showed defiant over the curfew imposed the city.
Kismayo, an important strategic port city in southern Somalia fell to Somali and AU forces at the beginning of this month following two-months of attacks that eventually forces Al shabab to flee, after ruling more than three years.
Mean while At least two people were killed and five others injured in a huge roadside bomb explosion inn Somalia’s southern port city of Kismayo, the latest in series of attacks against Somali and Kenyan forces, reports said.
Tuesday’s attack took place at Alanley village, targeting Somali government forces as they were carrying out massive operations aimed to secure the city, after the Al Qaeda-linked Al shabab insurgents vacated.
“The explosion was a remote controlled land-mine that hit on a vehicle carrying soldiers from Somali government and their Raskomboni militia fighters. At least two soldiers dead following the blast,”
a resident who asked not to be named, .
No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the attack.
In the aftermath of the attack, the situation of the city has returned to normal and public movement and transportations are up and running.