A court in northern Somalia town of Garowe has sentenced 43 Al Shabaab militants to death.
Prosecutor of the court, Abdullahi Hersi Elmi, said the militants who were arrested during the heavy clashes in Puntland early this year have been in prison for the past three months.
“The court carried out the death penalty to 43 Al Shabaab militants in Garowe town today, 54 other Al Shabaab militants remain in prison because they are young. These militants were arrested during the fighting in Nugaal and Mudug regions in March and April,” Elmi said.
Elmi said the Puntland State forces arrested 97 Al Shabaab militants.
The militants were members of al-Shabaab, an organisation of Sunni extremists that has been fighting for the domination of Somalia for years, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The court delayed the hearings of two militants, who were under 16 years old.