Security forces launch security operation in Mogadishu

Security forces have launched a security operation in the capital city of Mogadishu after several attacks against government officials and security forces in the past days.

The operations came as the security situation in the Somali capital deteriorates in the past days.

Police were seen stationed in some of the main street junctions in Mogadishu, searching vehicles.

On Saturday at least 8 people were killed in Mogadishu four of them were killed in a landmine explosion.

Four others were killed in different locations with unknown men armed with pistols.

Last week at least four people were killed including the deputy commissioner for security and politics in Mogadishu following a landmine explosion which was claimed by Al-Shabaab militants.