Somalia executes former al Shabaab spokesman; Al-Shabab attack in Mogadishu kills five

Hassan Hanafi, a former media officer for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, stands tied to a pole before his execution by shooting at close range on a field in General Kahiye Police Academy in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

Hassan Hanafi, a former media officer for the Somali Islamist group al Shabaab, stands tied to a pole before his execution by shooting at close range on a field in General Kahiye Police Academy in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, April 11, 2016. REUTERS/Ismail Taxta

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At least five people have been killed and seven wounded after a suicide bomb attack on a restaurant near a local government building in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

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  • Damn I was hoping he was one of the Canadians.

  • luna

    Immediate opening: Media spokesperson (all levels)

    About us: We are a fun and adventurous group of devout Muslims seeking to spread the peaceful message of our founder Muhammad, peace be upon him.

    About you: Must be media savvy, willing to travel, able to follow directions (as if your life depended on it).

    If interested private message us on Twitter with samples of your work.

  • Ron MacDonald

    He’s rather chubby for a Somali.

  • Hard Little Machine

    If only we could do that to our media.

  • mobuyus

    Shit on a stick.

  • ismiselemeas

    Mmmm… Kebab.

  • Dave

    WTF? no video???