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Somali Troops Carry Out Swoop In Marka After Bomb Attack

Mogadishu (MCRS) 02 May 2016 – Somali government troops have launched a security operation on Sunday, in the southern coastal town of Marka, following a grenade bomb attack on army base.

The city’s situation has been tense as the Somali army soldiers were seen on main streets and villages, searching for  the culprits who carried out the attack, according to residents.

“Following the grenade blast on the SNA base, the soldiers have opened fire to every directions, but there were no  reports of any casualties on civilians,” said a resident, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Marka, a key port town in southern Somalia, around 110 Km southwest of Mogadishu was hit by clan violence over the past three years as the city remains under Somali government control.

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