A.U. Troops Sweep for Explosives after Shabaab Exit from Kismayo
Soldiers of the Somali National Army (SNA) stand at the entrance of a former police station in the Somali port city of Kismayo, while a team of engineers serving with the Kenyan contingent of the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) search the premises for improvised explosive devices (IEDs). 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. AMISOM, the SNA and the pro-government Ras Kimboni Brigade entered and captured the city without a fight.