SECURITY forces in Somalia have seized a boat carrying weapons that were being smuggled from al-Qaeda militants in Yemen to fighters in Somalia.
Mohamed Rage, the minister for ports and anti-piracy efforts of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, said security forces seized the boat along with a Yemeni man on Friday.
Rage said the boat was carrying explosives, switches, rockets, guns, ammunition and rocket-propelled grenades. He said the cargo was to be smuggled to radical Islamist al-Shabab fighters in southern Somalia.
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