Islamic State Attack Thwarted by Somali Security Forces

Mogadishu, May 15 (Prensa Latina) Somali security forces said today that a bombing planned by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS), near the Presidential Palace in this capital city was thwarted.

Secret service agents found various laptops and explosives in a car, while an alleged IS member was arrested and banners and letters written with the name of the extremist group were seized, a governmental source told the media.

According to government spokesperson Abdifitah Omar Halane, the evidence found indicate that terrorists seek to target civilians and official institutions.

A Somali group of the Islamic State, led by Sheikh Abdulkadir Mumin is very active in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland.

That group left the Somali anti-government organization Al Shabab and joined IS.

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