Somali soccer fans killed for watching World Cup match

By Andy Rice 15 June 2010

Two Somali soccer fans were been killed near Mogadishu on Saturday by members of the militant Islamic group Hizbul Islam after they were caught watching a World Cup match on television. Dozens of people were also arrested by the group, which imposes a strict version of Islam in the areas it controls in southern and eastern Somalia.  Read more: The Telegraph


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