Thursday, 19 September 2019 07:21 GMT

Somalia: Man sentenced to death over car-bombing

(MENAFN) A man convicted of driving a truck bomb as part of a deadly attack that took the lives of more than 500 people in the Somalian capital, Mogadishu, in October, was sentenced to death, the national news agency reported.

The driver of one of two truck bombs was killed when his vehicle exploded next to a petrol tanker at a busy junction in downtown Mogadishu, and hundreds of people died in the conflagration.

The second vehicle, driven by Hasan Aden Isak, exploded after soldiers ordered the driver to get out of his vehicle at a checkpoint. It killed two people.

"Hasan Aden Isak was sentenced to death and Abdullahi Hassan Absuge was sentenced to life imprisonment," said the Somali military court chairman, Hassan Ali Nur, according to the Somali News Agency. Reporters were not permitted to cover the trial.


Somalia: Man sentenced to death over car-bombing

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