BBC News… Islamist militants in Somalia have executed two people they accused of spying for foreign organisations.
Hundreds watched as a firing squad arranged by the al-Shabab group shot the pair in the capital, Mogadishu.
Al-Shabab officials said the men had been found guilty of working for the US CIA and African Union peacekeepers.
Analysts say the killings may have been in retaliation for a US raid earlier this month, in which an al-Qaeda suspect is said to have been killed.
The BBC’s Mohammed Olad Hassan in Mogadishu says al-Shabab has carried out amputations and lashings in the past, but this is their first public execution in the city.
He says the death sentence was announced and the men were shot almost immediately by 10 masked men.
He says an al-Shabab official told reporters before the execution that the men had admitted spying – one for the AU, the other for the CIA. Continue Reading →