20 youths arrested in security crackdown in Afgoye town

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Addis Ababa, 6 August 2014 (WIC) - Somali security forces in Afgoye district of Lower Shabelle region have reportedly arrested over 20 youths in a security crackdown conducted in various parts of the town.

The youths were arrested on Sunday night and are suspected of having links with Al Shabaab militant group.

They are now being held in the main police station in the town and are being questioned by relevant authorities.

The security forces were seen entering houses in the area and stopping vehicles for security searches during the crackdown in the town which resulted in the arrests of the 20 suspected youths. (Radio Bar-kulan)