Somali police forces have stepped up security operations in Mogadishu, amid growing fears that Al Shabaab could carry out bombings and other attacks in the city.
Security has been heightened as Makka Al Mukaraka Road has witnessed increased set up of new checkpoint as police are cracking down on traffic.
Police also patrol neighborhoods in Mogadishu, sometimes closing roads and launching searches.
The new checkpoints set up in parts of Mogadishu and the ongoing police operations are said to be aimed at strengthening security in the capital in recent days.
Reports also say that police are searching for vehicles with explosives that Al Shabaab is planning in carrying out bombings in Mogadishu.
Al Shabaab recently carried out a suicide and direct attack on a hotel on Lido Beach in Mogadishu, as well as a planned attack inside Mogadishu Central Prison.
Security has been deteriorating recently as Somalia’s President is still searching for a new Prime Minister to appoint.