Two Al-Shabaab Militants Executed By Firing for Murder of Journalist, Hindiye Hajji Mohamed

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On 3rd December 2015, a bomb believed to have been mounted under the car seat exploded and wounded a state media female journalist.

On 25th February 2016, a military court in Somali’s capital Mogadishu  sentenced six Al-Shabaab members to different terms  in prison and two to a death penalty.

Three militants got a life imprisonment while the other one was given five years jail term.

The female journalist identified as Hindiya Hajji Mohamed was working for state –run news outlets, Radio Mogadishu and Somali National TV was critically wounded.

She was taken to hospital but later succumbed to injuries sustained from the explosion.

Two fighters of the Somali’s Al Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab group were executed by firing squad on Saturday 9th April 2016 for murdering Hindiya Hajji Mohamed.

The two militants identified as Hassan Nur Ali, 37 and Abdirisak Mohamed Barow 28, were shot in Mogadishu following their recent sentence by the country’s military court.

The slain militants were caught by security forces few days after the killing of Mohamed in December 2015.

Speaking to local and international media after the execution, Abdulahi Hussein Mohamed who is the deputy judge of the military court said the men had finally faced justice.

Mohamed was also the widow of another journalist, who was killed in an attack at a hotel in Mogadishu in 2012.

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