Somalia’s Al Shabaab claims executing 4 men for spying Britain
MOGADISHU – Somali armed group Al Shabaab has executed four men, whom it accused of spying for British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies
The public execution was carried out by a firing squad in a public square in Kamsuma, a town in lower Jubba region, according to Radio Andulus, an Al Shabaab mouthpiece.
Last year, the group also executed five men accused of spying Britain, US and Somali security agencies.
Al-Shabab, which is al-Qaida’s East Africa affiliate, has been fighting for more than ten years in Somalia.
The group was driven out of Mogadishu in 2011, and also wants to impose a strict version of Islam in the Horn of Africa nation.
The al Qaeda linked group lost territory in recent years to Somali army forces and African Union forces after joint military operations.