Islamist militias target Somali World Cup watchers

Tue, 2010-06-15 17:47 by admin
A Somali football fan adjusts the Television set for the group D game between Ghana and Serbia · Photo: EPA

Residents: Islamist militias target Somali World Cup watchers
CNN International
Gunmen believed to be from a radical Islamist group shot two people dead and detained 10 others when raiding a house where people were watching a World Cup match Saturday night, according to eyewitnesses.

A member of one group later said the watching of the World Cup is anti-Islamic.

The incident happened in Suqa Holaha, a neighborhood in northeast Mogadishu, Somalia, the witnesses said.

One witness, Aisha Abdi, said the militants "stormed into the house" and fired at the World Cup watchers, killing two. Leaving the two bodies in the home, the militants rounded up the other fans, Abdi said. ...
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