Somali Gets Death Sentence for Deadly October Truck Bombing

A Somali military court has given the death penalty to a man convicted of leading the unit behind an October truck bombing that officials say killed at least 500 people. Hassan Ali Shute, the chairman of the tribunal, said the convict, Hassan Aden Isak, was also the driver of a truck intended to be used in a second bombing on the same day. "Hassan Aden Isak was the leader of al-Shabab militants' unit that carries out explosions and assassinations in Mogadishu, and was responsible for the two trucks that exploded...

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Published By: VOA Africa - Tuesday, 6 February

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