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Somali forces detain two al-Shabab militants amid tight security ahead of polls

Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.

MOGADISHU, May 14 (Xinhua) -- Elite forces of Somali National Army (SNA) on Saturday arrested two al-Shabab militants after conducting operations in several locations of the Lower Shabelle region, southern Somalia, officials said.
Commander of SNA's 16th Danab Unit Mohamed Abdukadir Ali told SNA-Radio Mogadishu that the operations aimed at pursuing al-Shabab militants who force locals to pay levy (zakat), which is a form of extortion.
"Our forces arrested two al-Shabab militants from their hideo ...