SOMALIA: THREE MEN CONVICTED OF AL-SHABAB TERROR ATROCITIES ARE EXECUTED BY FIRING SQUAD
August 3, 2014: Three men involved in a deadly terrorist attack on the Presidential Palace in Mogadishu have been executed by a firing squad.
The men, all members of al-Qaeda linked al-Shabab, had been found guilty of killing civilians and masterminding the July attack, and were sentenced to death by a Somali military court.
Pictures show the three men tied to poles shortly before they were executed by a firing squad in Mogadishu today.
The attack on July 5 saw al-Shabab insurgents attack the presidential palace with guns and bombs while President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was away.
The militants entered the presidential palace by placing a car bomb near the entrance to the compound, after which the militants attacked from two directions, officials said at the time.
A spokesman from al-Shabab said 14 government soldiers were killed, while a security official later added that nine attackers involved in the raid had been taken out. (Sources: dailymail.co.uk, 03/08/2014)