Al-Shabab Says it Killed British Spy

Somali militant group al-Shabab says it has killed five men it accuses of spying – one of them for the United Kingdom.

In an address on the jihadi website, the militants claim he had admitted giving information to British intelligence services about their supporters living in the UK.

The five men, aged between 22 and 36, were shot dead in a public execution on Tuesday in an area under the control of the Islamist group. One of them was said to be working for the Somali government.

That individual is alleged to have attached a device to a vehicle in an al-Shabab convoy which had then helped American drones to carry out an air strike.

Al-Shabab told Reuters news agency that three of the men were US spies who had helped guide drones to carry out strikes in war-torn Somalia.

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