This left the relatives of the accused, especially women clad in hijabs wailing, as they demanded for their release
It was suggested that AMISOM changes tactics to include winning the hearts of Somali citizens as a strategy to end the insurgency
The council extended its authorisation of the AMISOM mission until May 31 2019
It is alleged that the accused, all of whom are nationals of Somalia, were indicted for aiding or abetting terrorism and conspiracy to commit terrorism....
"The attack was targeting non-locals and all those who died are not from here," says national police spokesman Charles Owino.
AMISOM's spokesperson says the militants are still a challenge since they are embedded within the population and difficult to deal with.
"The public is urged to go on with their business as usual. There is no threat," assures army spokesperson Brig. Richard Karemire.
Witnesses said the police were gathered in a square ahead of their early morning parade when the bomber attacked in the capital Mogadishu.
The attack took place early Thursday in the Bay region in the center of the country, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Mogadishu.
The meeting agreed on measures to ensure Al-Shabaab is denied the freedom of organizing and instigating attacks against civilians.
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