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The Al-Qaeda-linked group confirmed the execution, which took place on Tuesday afternoon in Shaw, Hiran region.
MOGADISHU, Somalia - Al-Shabaab has publicly executed a man convicted of killing his mother and brother in the central town of Jalalaqsi in the Hiran region last year.
The terrorist group announced the execution on its pro-media outlets on Wednesday, saying the shooting was carried out in a public square in Shaw area with the presence of hundreds of local residents, including women and children.
An unnamed Al-Shabaab judge at the scene of the execution said the convict - Mohamed Alasow Abdi had admitted to beheading his 72-year-old mom - Halimo Osman and his brother Moalim Mohamud Alasow inside an Islamic Madrassa in the province.
The man was tied to a pole and shot by a firing squad from Al-Shabaab shortly after the self-proclaimed court judge sentenced him to death for the cold-blooded murder that sent a wave of shock and panic among the local residents.
Al-Shabab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa ally, has been waging a deadly insurgency for almost 10 years to oust the UN-backed Somali government and expel AU troops from the Horn of Africa nation.
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