Somali Militants Execute 3 Said to Inform CIA, MI6

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - Somalia's most powerful militant group says it publicly executed three of its members because they had spied on the militants for the U.S. and British intelligence agencies.

Al-Shabab said the three men were CIA and MI6 informants, and were the reason several drone attacks killed leaders from the group.

Mohamed Jama, a resident in the coastal town of Merca, told The Associated Press that dozens of masked fighters tied up the three men and killed them by firing squad Sunday.

A U.S. Embassy spokesman said he was not aware of the executions but that in general the U.S. does not comment on intelligence matters.

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