Somalia’s militant Islamist group al-Shabaab has killed three men execution-style, accusing two of them of working for the army.
The third man it killed was an elderly clan leader who helped choose candidates for the 2016 parliamentary elections.
Media linked to al-Shabaab reported the killings took place in front of a crowd in Mubarak village in southern Somalia.
The militants, who are affiliated to al-Qaeda, control much territory in rural areas of Somalia and are fighting to overthrow the un-backed government.
The militants are known for killing suspected informants, including those accused of spying for the U.S. And other foreign intelligence agencies.