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Al-Shabab says it has killed UK and US spies

Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabab says it has shot dead five people, including a British-Somali citizen, for spying for the UK, US and Somali governments.

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The 32-year-old British-Somali man admitted to feeding the UK’s foreign intelligence agency, MI6, information about people in Britain who had been providing support to militants in Somalia, a report on a jihadi website alleged.

Three others spied for the US and helped guide drone strikes, while another man spied for the Somali government, an al-Shabab official said, Reuters news agency reported.

The five were convicted by a court run by the militants, before being shot dead in public in territory controlled by the al-Qaeda-linked group, the official was quoted as saying.

The UK, US and Somali governments have not yet commented.

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