Somalia’s al Shabaab executes five men accused of spying
MOGADISHU – Somali armed group Al-Shabaab has executed five men accused of spying for the Somali, Kenya and US intelligence agencies, according to militant affiliate media sites.
The men aged between 24-59 were e executed by firing squad on Wednesday in the town of Hagar in Lower Jubba region of Somalia.
The group says a CIA spy agent was included those who were executed.
Al-Shabab, an al-Qaeda-linked group, often carries out punishments including executions, amputations and flogging on people it accuses mostly of espionage, theft and rape.
The militant group is fighting to overthrow the UN backed government Somalia based in Mogadishu.