Three Al-Shabaab suspects- Abdikariim Mohamed Mohamud Hussein, AbdiQani Ali Mohamud Ali and Ali Muhudin Abshir were charged in a military court in Mogadishu Sunday for being members of al-Shabaab and planting car bombs in Mogadishu.
The first and second suspects were specifically charged for planting of up to nine improvised explosive devices (IEDs) targeting government and AMISOM forces while the third suspect charged for storing the IEDs while pretending to be a tailor in a clothes shop.
Abdikarim Mohamed Mohamud Hussein and AbdiQani Ali Mohamud Ali were arrested in the Livestock Market in the outskirts of Mogadishu on 29th June 2019 while Ali Muhudiin Abshir was arrested 6th of July 2019 by the security forces.
During the trial, the defendants were allowed to respond to allegations made by the office of the Special Army Forces.
Abdikariim Mohamed Mohamud Hussein was previously arrested while training on making car bombs in Middle Shabelle region. He joined Al-Shabaab in 2016.