Two Somali girls executed for ‘spying’

2010-10-28 12:01

Mogadishu – Somalia’s Al Qaeda-inspired Shebab group publicly executed two teenage girls in the central town of Beledweyne on charges of spying, witnesses said today.

A firing squad shot the pair in front of hundreds of local residents yesterday afternoon, in the first known instance of such an execution over spying charges against women.

“These women were spying for the enemy and were arrested by mujahideen (holy warriors)” last week, Sheikh Yusuf Ali Ugas, the insurgent group’s regional commander, told the crowd after the execution.

“After a long investigation, they confessed to their crimes,” he said.

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