Somali security forces shut radio station

Mogadishu - Somali security forces stormed one of Mogadishu's main radio stations on Friday, arresting 20 staff members and seizing equipment, accusing it of "negative" broadcasts about military operations against a militia leader, an employee said.

"They have arrested 20 members of staff, including the director, and equipment including for transmission was also seized," said Mohammed Bashir, a producer for the Radio Shabelle station.

A security official said its reports had been "negative".