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Security campaign launched in Mogadishu to prevent militant attacks

15 October 2012 Last updated at 16:44 BST

Somali and African Union troops have launched a security campaign aimed at preventing future Islamist militant attacks in Mogadishu.

Along with house searches and arrests of suspected members of the al-Qaeda affiliated group al-Shabab, statistics on residents are being collated houses numbered and owners warned against letting their properties out without informing security services.

Murad Shishani reports.

Video produced by BBC Arabic's Ali Halane