SOMALIA: AL-SHABAB SAYS IT EXECUTED 4 ACCUSED SPIES
April 2, 2019:
Somalia's al-Shabab Islamic extremist group says it has executed four men accused of spying for the British, Djibouti and Somali intelligence agencies. Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station on 31 March 2019, saying they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in Kamsuma, a town in the Lower Jubba region.
The men executed were Aweys Ismail Aden, 25, Elmi Warsame Omar, 22, Omar Abdullahi Abdi, 28 and Mohamud Abukar Hajji, 28. The group's spokesman said its recent spate of attacks on hotels in the capital, Mogadishu, have been part of its drive against Somali intelligence agents and other government officials who he said were staying at the hotels.
(Sources: Ap, Garowe Online, 31/03/2019)