Six Al-Shabaab fighters blew themselves up in Burhakaba district in Bay region after they were cornered by security forces following an operation in the area.
A deputy forces commander in the region Mohammed Isaq Aflow told Goobjoog News the six were holed up in a house when they were surrounded by a special police unit.
“When the police finally zeroed in on the house, the six refused to surrender but instead blew themselves up. Three others were captured alive,” said Aflow.
The operation followed a tip off from members of the public. Sources say the cell was preparing to launch explosions in the small villages in Burhakaba early hours of Sunday.