MOSCOW, 19 Jul â€” RIA Novosti. A military court in Somalia has sentenced to death a soldier who shot in may this year Minister for public works and reconstruction, mistakenly taking him for militant Islamists, reports Reuters.
The incident occurred at a checkpoint near the presidential Palace in the capital of Somalia, Mogadishu in may. The bodyguards of the Chairman of the accounts chamber of the Somalia opened fire on the car, which was the Minister for public works and reconstruction, Abbas Abdullahi. As reported in police, security personnel patrolling the streets, noticed block the street car and, believing that they controlled, the militants opened fire.
As said the Agency representative of the armed forces Hassan Ali Nur (Ali Noor Hassan), a soldier of Ahmed Abdulahi Ahmed (Ahmed Abdulahi Ahmed) was sentenced Monday by a military court to death penalty for “accidentally shot the Minister.” The second soldier, who was also at the scene were released Monday without charges.
In Somalia, the terrorist organization “Al-Shabab”, which leads an armed struggle against the Central government of the country and impedes the humanitarian activities of the UN. The group made the U.S. list of terrorist organizations in 2008, in respect of it in the country of sanctions.