MOGADISHU, Somalia – Al-Qaeda ally in Somalia, Al-Shabab claims to have publicly executed two men on Friday afternoon accused of spying for a regional intelligence agency and a soldier in the Hiran region, in the center of the country.
The terror group announced the killings on its affiliated online media, claiming they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in the strategic town of Buq Aqable, an al-Shabaab stronghold in the state. federal government of HirShabelle.
The two men – Abas Mohamed accused of spying militants for the regional intelligence agency HirShabelle and Ahmed Mohamed, a soldier serving in the same federal state army. They were shot dead in the public square in the presence of hundreds of residents who witnessed the execution.
Despite the loss of territory in recent years, including Mogadishu in 2011, the extremist group continues to carry out deadly attacks in many parts of the country, especially in the seaside capital.
In areas under its control, al Shabaab carried out executions, flogging and amputations after summary trials in cases ranging from espionage to theft.