Somalia: Militants execute three for spying for CIA
SAAKOW, Somalia, June 29, 2015 (Garowe Online)-Somalia’s Al Qaeda linked Al Shabaab group has executed three people for spying for US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in agriculture-rich town in southern Somalia, Garowe Online reports.
Pro-Al Shabaab media reported that Saakow residents witnessed the execution in public.
The names of the three have not been released to the media yet.
The execution marks the first to be conducted by Somalia’s beleaguered militant group in Ramadan.
Al Shabaab stepped up attacks on military targets, killing over a dozen African Union peacekeepers in the latest rampage.
Self-appointed Al Shabaab judges previously pronounced execution sentences for youths accused of being informants for Somalia Federal Government and troop contributing countries.