Somalia places bounty on key Al Shabaab members

Published: April 9, 2015

Somalia places bounty on key Al Shabaab membersSomalia’s federal government on Thursday announced it is offering rewards to anyone who provides information that leads to the capture or location of 11 key members of militant group al-Shabaab.
The bounties totalling $1.3 million, was approved in a high-level ministerial meeting held in Mogadishu chaired by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid.
Among the members placed on the bounty is the group’s spokesman Ali Mohamoud Rageh ( $100,000) and Mohamed Kunno (Dulyadeyn), whom the Kenyan government said is the ‘’mastermind’’ of the recent al-Shabaab massacre in Kenya has similarly $100,000 on his head.
In September 2014, the government placed a $3 million bounty on the new leader of the al-Qaeda –linked militant group Ahmed Omar Abu-ubaidah.
The move comes a week after al-Shabaab militants launched a deadly attack on the Garissa University, killing 147 people following more than 12 hours of siege.
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