Woman stoned to death in Somalia after al-Shabab conviction

MOGADISHU, Somalia — A suicide bomber thought to be part of the extremist group Al Shabab killed at least 10 people at a crowded market in a southern town Wednesday.

The bomber detonated a suicide vest in the market in Wanlaweyn, 55 miles south of Mogadishu.

Fifteen other people were wounded.


There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast but Al Shabab has carried out similar attacks in the region.

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Meanwhile, Al Shabab said it has stoned to death a woman accused of marrying 11 men.

The group’s radio arm, Andalus, reported that the stoning was carried out on Wednesday after an ad hoc court convicted the woman in Sablale town in Lower Shabelle region.

The self-proclaimed judge said the woman had confessed to having secretly married 11 men in a row without seeking a divorce.

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