Puntland Soldier on patrol during the operation against the fighters. [Photo: Puntland Mirror]
Garowe-(Puntland Mirror) Two Al-Shabab fighters were arrested in Garowe earlier this week, security sources confirmed to Puntland Mirror.

The two fighters were arrested in joint operation carried out Puntland Intelligence Army (PIA) and Puntland Counterterrorism Army, a security official who requested anonymity said because he was not authorized to speak to the media.

”We arrested them in a joint operation carried out Puntland Intelligence Army (PIA) and Puntland Counterterrorism Agency in Garowe four days ago,” the source said.

The two fighters participated in battles in southern Somalia, but they hails from Puntland, according to source.

Exclusive picture obtained by Puntland Mirror shows one of the men blindfolded by forces.

One of the fighters blindfolded by forces. [Photo: Puntland Mirror]

In the past years, the militants carried out numerous deadly attacks in the major towns of Puntland.

Puntland forces are fighting Al-Shabab militants in Galgala Mountains of Bari region.

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