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Somali jail warders arrested for smuggling weapons


At least 27 men and women, amongst them 12 jail warders, have been arrested for smuggling weapons into a Somali jail.

The weapons have been used in last week’s shootout between jailed militant Islamists and protection officers in the course of an endeavor to escape a greatly guarded prison in the funds, Mogadishu,

Somali Justice Minister Hassan Hussein announced the arrests immediately after a distinctive investigation workforce finished a probe on the attack.

Pistols, ammunition and hand grenades had been smuggled into the prison, according to radio Muqdisho’s report.

Nine inmates and six civilians are among those people arrested.

The prison warden Col Adan Hussein Kulmiye, who was fired following the attack, and his deputy have been arrested.

At minimum 19 people today, like soldiers, al-Shabaab attackers, and inmates, were being killed in the Aug. 10 attack claimed by Somali-based al-Qaeda affiliated team al-Shabaab.

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