MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Somalia's most powerful militant group says it publicly executed three of its members because they had spied on the militants for the U.S. and British intelligence agencies.Ramadan death count is now at 522.
Al-Shabab said the three men were CIA and MI6 informants, and were the reason several drone attacks killed leaders from the group.
Mohamed Jama, a resident in the coastal town of Merca, told The Associated Press that dozens of masked fighters tied up the three men and killed them by firing squad Sunday.
A U.S. Embassy spokesman said he was not aware of the executions but that in general the U.S. does not comment on intelligence matters.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
Somalia: Al-Shabab terrorists execute 3 of their own suspected of working for CIA and MI6