Al-Shabab's Twitter Account Suspended For Second Time

The Somali militants' Arabic Twitter feed is still live


The Twitter account of Somali militant group al-Shabab has been suspended for a second time.

A message from Twitter on the @HSMPress1 account said it had been suspended, without elaborating.

In a statement sent to the AFP news agency, the group denounced the move, calling it "futile".

On Tuesday, the al-Qaeda-linked group used Twitter to claim it had ambushed the convoy of President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, who was unhurt.

His office played down the incident, saying the president was unharmed as the device exploded some distance away from the convoy.