Government forces and AMISOM conduct security operations in Bakara market

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Addis Ababa, 1 August 2014 (WIC) - Somali security forces backed by AMISOM police have on Thursday morning cordoned Bakara Market and launched intensive operation in the market.

According to Radio Mogadishu,  fovernment forces are conducting search operations in the market while AMISOM police blocked the main roads entering Bakara market as a local businessman told the media.

Unspecified number of people were arrested during these massive operations in the market and investigations are underway. This operation comes a time when government forces have killed two al Shabaab members who assassinated a security officer in Bakara market.