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The terrorist group announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in Sakow town, a town in the Middle Jubba region.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Al-Shabaab terrorist group announced it has publicly executed six men accused of spying for the American intelligence agency, the CIA in southern Somalia.
The Al-Qaeda ally confirmed the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out by a firing squad in a public square in Sakow town, a town in the Middle Jubba region.
A woman identified as Fartun Omar Abkow, 36, was among the alleged spies executed by Al-Shabaab on Sunday afternoon, according to Al-Shabaab's statement.
"We have publicly executed six people, including a woman on Sunday afternoon in Sakow town after they admitted the espionage charges before the court," said an unnamed Al-Shabaab judge.
He said the killing was carried out in revenge for mass execution of 21 Al-Shabaab militants in Puntland on Sunday after a local military court sentenced them to death for role in series of assassinations and blast in Galkayo for the past 13 years.
Al-Shabaab, which is al-Qaida’s East Africa affiliate, has in the past killed scores of people it accused of being spies for western intelgence agences as it fought for 10 years against UN-backed Somali government.