Somalia

Soldier Killed During Execution of 13 Prisoners in Somalia

Most of the prisoners were convicted of targeted killings, soldier was killed by a stray bullet

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– An official in a semiautonomous region of Somalia says the government has executed 13 prisoners, including a woman.

Abdifatah Haji Aden, Puntland's military court chairman, said the prisoners were executed by firing squad on the outskirts of Bossaso, Puntland's commercial hub, on Tuesday. Aden said one soldier who helped carry out the execution died after being struck by an errant bullet fired by a colleague.