MI6 agent and four other men accused of spying for the authorities.
MI6 spy ‘among dead shot by Somalia terror firing squad’
SOMALIAN terror group al Shabaab claimed it publicly executed an The Islamic State offshoot said Anglo-Somali citizen Awale Ahmed Mohamed, 32, was shot along with three CIA agents and one who worked for Somali intelligence.
Witnesses claimed the men were killed by firing squad after being tied to poles in the central square of Jilib, a small town in the south of the country controlled by the jihadists.
They were said to have admitted espionage before a court, sentenced by an unofficial judge, then executed.
Recruited Foreign Office staff were yesterday investigating the claims, which were announced by al Shabaab’s regional governor Mohammed Abu Abdalla.
He said: “Five of them were publicly shot to death this afternoon after they admitted espionage before the court.
“Awale Ahmed Mohamed, 32, spied for MI6 and he came from Britain to Somalia to establish Islamic State.”