Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency (NISA) confirmed Wednesday the arrest of an Islamic State (IS) operative in Mogadishu on Tuesday night.
NISA said that the IS militant operative who was in charge of finance used to transfer money to other extremists in countries across the world, adding that the latest arrest would help dismantle the group financially.
“Security forces arrested IS militant operative in an operation in the capital of Tuesday evening. He used to transfer money to the other extremists in other countries and his arrest would damage the group’s economic route,” NISA said.
The arrest came five days after the deadly attack on Nov. 9 on Sahafi hotel in Mogadishu in which more than 50 people were killed and several others injured by al-Shabab militants.