A.U. Troops Sweep for Explosives after Shabaab Exit from Kismayo
A team of engineers with the Kenyan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) search a former police station for improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in the southern port city of Kismayo. During their security sweep the engineers found one device planted in the perimeter wall next to the entrance, which was destroyed by a controlled explosion.
The extremist group Al Shabaab withdrew from Kismayo yesterday, 2 October, when AMISOM, the Somali National Army (SNA) and the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade entered and captured the city without a fight.