Al-Shabaab militant behind Somali bombing sentenced to death

A Somali military court on Monday sentenced an Al-Shabaab militant to death and two others to 15 years in jail after convicting them of being behind a deadly bomb attack on November 26, 2016.

Chairperson of the court in Mogadishu Hassan Ali Nur Shute said the three militants are proved to have been behind a car bomb attack that left 30 people dead and 43 others injured at a market in Waberi district.

Abdukadir Abdi Hassan, 40, who admitted that he had carried out the terrorist attack, was sentenced to death, Shute said.

Mohamed Abdulahi Negaye, 60, and Abdinasir Omar Hassan, 23, who facilitated the attack and kept the car in a garage before the mission, got 15 years in army prison, Shute added.

The military court chairperson added that the court released four others who were also arrested in operation after that attack.