Somali Al-Shabaab Executes at Least 10 for Alleged Espionage - Reports
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According to the broadcaster, the other five suspected spies were executed the next day. The executions reportedly took place in the south of Somalia, where al-Shabaab militants control vast territories.
The executions are reportedly carried out in public spaces as a means of intimidating local residents, the broadcaster claimed, adding that those living near the group's compounds are usually the ones accused of espionage activities.
Al-Shabaab, which reportedly emerged inSomaliain 2006, is allied with the al-Qaeda terrorist organisation. Somalia has been engulfed in violence since the eruption of a civil war between clan-based armed groups in the early 1990s.Al-Shabaabhas been staging numerous attacks across the country in an attempt to impose Sharia law.
In June, two explosions occurred near the parliamentary building and a busy intersection on the road to the international airport inMogadishu, leaving at least nine dead and 25 injured. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.
*Al-Shabaab, al-Qaeda are terrorist organisations banned in Russia and many other countries.