Somali military court executes a man involved Mogadishu market explosion

A Somali military court has executed a man who was accused to involved a car bomb targeted a garden market in Waberi district in Mogadishu.

Addressing reporters at the scene of the execution, a military court official said they executed Abduqadir Abdi Hassan by firing squad in Mogadishu.

Hassan was the driver of the exploded vehicle, the court has told the reporters. Hassan has been in the police hand since the day of the explosion.

The Market bombing was on 27th November 2016, killing nearly 15 people, while wounded 20 others who were most of them civilians.

The military court previously executed soldiers charged with murder and suspected al-Shabaab members convicted of carrying out assassinations against officials and lawmakers in Mogadishu over the past few years.

The UN-backed Somalia’s Federal government has pledged to hold its forces to account for abuses.

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