Al-Shabab executes 5 'spies' in Somalia and kills 2 teachers in Kenya

Al-Shabab executes 5 'spies' in Somalia and kills 2 teachers in Kenya
Al-Shabab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate, has fought for years to impose a strict version of Islam in the Horn of Africa nation.
Updated 10 October 2018

Al-Shabab executes 5 'spies' in Somalia and kills 2 teachers in Kenya

Al-Shabab executes 5 'spies' in Somalia and kills 2 teachers in Kenya
  • The people executed with tied to poles and then shot
  • The extremist group continues to carry out deadly attacks in many parts of the country

NAIROBI: The Somalia-based Al-Shabab extremist group says it has executed five men accused of spying for US, British and Somali intelligence agencies.
Al-Shabab announced the killings on its Andalus radio station, saying they were carried out in a public square in Jilib town in Middle Jubba region late Tuesday.
According to residents, the men were tied to poles and shot by a firing squad shortly after a self-proclaimed judge sentenced them to death.

In a seperate incident, two Kenyan teachers were killed when suspected Al-Shabab militants threw an explosive device at a house at a school in Mandera county near the Somali border, police said.
Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for the attack overnight.
The teachers were killed in a fire caused by the explosion in the attack at Arabia Boys Secondary School, police said on Twitter.
Police reservists guarding the school "engaged the attackers who then fled as more reinforcements were mobilised", police said.
Al-Shabab, Al-Qaeda’s East Africa affiliate, has fought for years to impose a strict version of Islam in the Horn of Africa nation.
Despite losing territory in recent years, the extremist group continues to carry out deadly attacks in many parts of the country, especially the capital, Mogadishu. A truck bombing there in October 2017 killed 512 people.

The militants have intensified attacks in Kenya since it sent troops into Somalia in 2011.