Garowe — The Nugal Military Court sentenced 2 Al Shabaab agents who were convicted in Garowe, of attempting to carry out a terror plot, to death on Saturday, Garowe Online reports.
Explosives found at the scene
After surveying the two men the Puntland police authorities captured them in Galkayo in November carrying explosives, wires and detonators.
Mohamed Nuh Adan and Abdirasak Hassan Tahlil were caught after they hired a man named Sidow Ali Qable a hauler, to transport the explosives to another destination.
At the hearing, Mr. Qable - also a defendant - stated that he wasn't aware of what was in the package that the two men hired him to carry. He was found not guilty of planning an act of terrorism.
The other two defendants insisted they were innoncent of any crime despite the material evidence that was caught in their possession.
Material evidence that was caught at the scene included TNT, grenades, wires, detonators, cell phones, remote controls, ball bearing used to make shrapnel and other supplies.
Abdirasak Hassan Tahlil
At the verdict hearing the Judge, stated "after hearing the witnesses, the defense, the prosecutor, after seeing the evidence the court hereby finds the two defendants guilty under Law 10, Article 72."
The two men will have one month to appeal the verdict.