Somali forces arrest Islamist leader in Mogadishu

Somali security forces have arrested veteran Islamist leader Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys at Mogadishu airport, police said on Sunday.

"There was a big argument that turned into a fist fight between the security forces who arrested Sheik Aweys and members of the delegation accompanying him who resisted the arrest," a senior police officer told AFP of the arrest on Saturday.