BALADWEYNE (Sh.M.Network)—An official in Somali says government forces with the support of the Djiboutian AMISOM forces are setting up plans to security the central town of Beledweyne, the provincial capital of Hiiraan, following blasts.
Ahmed Osman Inji, a senior security official told Shabelle Media Network that upsurge insecurity acts in the town has been on rise in the past few weeks as AMISOM dispatched more peacekeepers to boost the security of Beledweyne located near the border with Ethiopia.
“I’m very much optimistic about the future security strategy to tackle the frequent attacks and explosions against the people in the—we prepared more troops to carry out flush out security operations,” he added.
On December 31, 2011, Somali and Ethiopian forces have captured the central Somali town of Beledweyne from al-Shabab Islamist militants who withdrew from the town after a fierce hours-long battle.
Somalia has not had a functioning central government for more than 20 years and has been wracked by fighting between various militias.
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