20 foreigners held, being interrogated over claims that al-Shabaab abducted them: Somali police


MOGADISHU, Somalia

Police in Somalia on Sunday said that 20 foreigners are being interrogated after they said that they were in the al-Shabaab terror group’s captivity for years.

Sadik Adan Ali, a police spokesman, said in a statement that the foreigners, including 14 Iranians and six Pakistanis, were apprehended by police in the country’s coastal town of Hobyo.

He said some of these individuals were said to be abducted by the al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group…



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