Somali president calls for united front against Al-Shabaab
The US-trained Danab forces have had a prior information about the car bomb heading to Somali capital.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The US-trained Somali special forces [DANAB] foiled a plot to carry out what they describe as a major terrorist attack involving an explosives-laden vehicle.
According to sources within the military, the elite troops have managed to destroy a car filled with explosive devices in which Al-Shabaab sent to conduct a blast in Mogadishu.
Monday's raid in the vicinity of the militant-held Taratorow town in the Lower Shabelle region killed a terrorist who was driving the vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED), per the insiders.
The Somali army commanders did not comment about the casualty figures on their side during the covert operation against the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group of Al-Shabaab.
DANAB forces are well-trained commandos based in Balli-Doogle near Wanlawayn, 120 km south of the capital, Mogadishu. Their trainers from the US military pulled out of the country last January under Trump's order and they were repositioned elsewhere in East Africa.
On 1st October, US military killed a founder of Al-Shabaab named Abdullahi Nadir in a drone strike near Jilib within the Middle Jubba region, the main stronghold of the group in southern Somalia.