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Court sentences Somali soldier to death for ‘mistakenly’ killing minister

Help! My wife gave birth to SS, I’m AA and she is AS – Man tells court

A court martial on Monday sentenced a Somali soldier to death for killing a government minister after mistaking him for an Islamist militant.

Public works minister Abbas Siraji was shot dead on May 3, in his car in the capital Mogadishu.

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Soldier Ahmed Abdulahi Ahmed, was condemned to death by a military court “for mistakenly shooting the minister,” army officer Hassan Noor told Reuters.

A second soldier at the scene at the time was released without charge on Monday.

Siraji, 31, grew up in a Kenyan refugee camp and was the country’s youngest minister.

Militants from the al Qaeda-affiliated group al Shabaab have carried out frequent attacks in Mogadishu as they fight to oust Somalia’s Western-backed government and drive out African Union peacekeeping troops.

 

Reuters/NAN

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