Somalia: Govt. troops abduct a Qur'an teacher in Mogadishu.
Mogadishu 21, August.07 ( Sh.M.Network)- Government troops detained a holy Qura’an teacher from his school in Wardhigley district, south of Mogadishu today while the troops were searching for weapons and suspected insurgents in the neighborhood.
Witnesses said the teacher whose name was only given as Abdirisaq was extracted from his Madrassa around 7: 30 a.m. local tine.
A witness, Abdirahman Osman, said most of the young people in the area fled after they realized that government troops were searching houses.
He said they were afraid they would be detained.
Residents also reported that they could not know why the teacher was arrested.
Meanwhile on Monday Mayor of Mogadishu, Mohammed Dheere, has accused members of Hawiye clan leaders in Mogadishu of being responsible for the insurgency in the capital.
Dheere was addressing journalists at the headquarter of Somali police force in south of the capital where cluster of weapons seized in the government's latest search operations in the volatile city were displayed Monday.
Dheere particularly condemned members of Hawiye clan elders opposing the Somali reconciliation congress.
He said if they don not halt adding fuel to the fire, they will end up in Eritrea.
He said people who fled the capital to Elasha settlements on the southern outskirt of the capital were the wives and the children of the insurgents.
"Those agencies from the international community helping them must know that they are feeding Al-Qaeda members," he said.
Earlier Ahmed Derie, the spokesman of Hawiye Unity Council, told Shabelle that he condemns the killings on civilians and government officials.
Shabelle Media Network Somalia