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Puntland Military Court Tries Five Men Linked to Al-Shabaab in Basaso

Storyline:National News

GOOBJOOG NEWS | BASASO: A military court in Puntland state has kicked off the trial of five men linked to the Al-Shaabaab militant group at Basaso town.

The men are accused of using their vehicles to transport al-Shabab members from the mountainous area to carry out atrocities against civilians and government officials in the area.

The court prosecutor stated that the men were arrested following an investigation into two murder cases in Bosaso.

During the arrest, police also detained a vehicle which is believed to have been used by the men to carry out their operations.

The military court is set to issue judgments for four of the five men today, while one of the accused has been acquitted of any crime.