Somali forces arrests al-Shabaab journalist accused of killing lawmakers

May 22, 2014

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Somalia's national intelligence agency on Wednesday presented the media with pictures of an al-Shabaab-linked journalist arrested by security forces in Mogadishu's Dharkenley district, state-run Radio Mogadishu reported Wednesday (May 21st).

Mohamed Qassim Ahmed, who was arrested on Monday, admitted to working for al Shabaab's Radio Andalus in Kismayo between 2009 and 2010, and later joining al-Shabaab's media production arm al-Kataib in 2011.

Ahmed and his accomplice Farhan Maalin are accused of taking part in the killing of two lawmakers in Hamar Weyne and Dharkanley last month.

Maalin, who was arrested in the same operation, died after jumping out of the window of the security forces' vehicle.

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  • Lea
    May 24, 2014 @ 04:40:17AM

    Now we understand why Egypt has arrested and detained Al Jazeera journalists, many of whom are working for Islamic domination.

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