Al-Shabaab militants blamed for wave of killings in Somalia

Insecurity has once again gripped Somalia after recent attacks perpetrated by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab. According to the United Nations Human Rights Council, 44 individuals who took part in the country’s last general elections were killed for their role in the formation of the current Somali government Those targeted include clan elders and electoral delegates who picked representatives of the current 275-member parliament. Fifteen of them were targeted in the run to the presidential poll in February last year, with 29 other targeted after the election of the Somali president.


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