Somali Spy Agency Warns of Planned Attack on President, PM

Somali Spy Agency Warns of Plan to Attack The President, PM (News Central TV)
SOCHI, RUSSIA – OCTOBER 22, 2019: Somalia’s President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed welcomed at Sochi International Airport as he arrives to take part in the 2019 Russia-Africa Summit. Vladimir Smirnov/TASS Host Photo Agency (Photo by Vladimir SmirnovTASS via Getty Images)

Somalia’s spy agency has issued a warning about an alleged conspiracy by al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab Militants to assassinate the president and prime minister.

In a tweet, the National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) said it had briefed the country’s authorities about the “al-Shabab mafia plot.”

The agency did not disclose any additional information other than to say that it was investigating everyone involved.

The national spy warning comes as the country faces a political crisis as a result of the long-delayed indirect elections.

Al-Shabab has also increased the frequency of its strikes across Somalia.

In the Somali capital, Mogadishu, the gang recently attacked an airport complex that houses UN headquarters, foreign embassies, and numerous diplomatic missions.

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It also carried out two suicide attacks in central Beledweyne, killing at least 48 people, including a female federal legislator.

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