Researchers discover two new minerals on meteorite grounded in Somalia
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.
University of Alberta scientists would like to examine other samples from the same meteorite but Herd said there were reports that it had been removed to China. Meteorites are often bought and sold on international markets.