Somali Security Minister, Abdirashid Janan, on Wednesday, confirmed that special forces had
killed the alleged mastermind of the terrorist attack in neighbouring Kenya that left 148 dead.
The minister made the confirmation in Mogadishu, adding that the Special Forces killed Mohamed Mohamud-Ali, also known as Mohamed Kuno or Gamadhere, during a raid near the town of Kismayo.
Recall that the Somali Al-Shabaab militants took control of a university campus in the town of Garissa, gunning down people they identified as Christians.
The 15-hour siege ended with security forces killing the four attackers.
The attack was the deadliest by al-Shabaab in Kenya, which the Islamists targeted due to the presence of Kenyan peacekeepers in neighbouring Somalia.