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Published: Monday, 7/23/2012

Somali militants execute 3 of their own

BLADE NEWS AND WIRE SERVICES

MOGADISHU, Somalia -- Somalia's most powerful militant group publicly executed three of its members Sunday, saying they had spied on the militants for the U.S. and British intelligence agencies.

Al-Shabab said the three men were CIA and MI6 informants and were the reason several drone attacks killed leaders from the group.

A U.S. Embassy spokesman said he was not aware of the executions, but that in general the United States does not comment on intelligence matters.



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