23 October 2012

Somalia: Somali Police Put On Show 4 Alleged Al Shabab Agents in Mogadishu

Photo: Stuart Price/UN
Suspected Al Shabaab members (file photo).

Mogadishu — The spokesman of Somali police Abdullah Hassan Barise, has held today a press conference in Mogadishu, where he displayed Al shabab fighters found guilty of killings for the journalists.

The men were accused of several separate assassinations in the capital and elsewhere in the country and the police spokesman said: "These four Al shabab combatants, among them a woman were arrested in an army crackdown in Mogadishu in the past few days."

"I would like to show the Media four Al shabab elements who committed in the past a number of murders against officials and civilians in Mogadishu and they remained in custody for days at a prison," he added. "They were under a surveillance that led their caprure."

The three men and the woman charged of the killing cases have neither denied nor admitted all the charges.

Mr.Barise stated they handed such agents alleged to be members of Al shabab to the military tribunal for ruling. The court did not say the date of their verdict.

Mogadishu has seen the biggest army operations for the past two months to improve the security after Al shabab's pull out last years 2011.

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