Somali 'cleric spying for CIA' is killed by al-Shabab
A Somali man accused of spying for the CIA has been killed by firing squad in the capital, Mogadishu.
Ahmed Ali Hussein, 44, was also accused of belonging to a sect opposed to Islamist group al-Shabab, which runs much of southern and central Somalia.
An al-Shabab judge said Mr Hussein had admitted helping the US for the past 16 months.
Correspondents say those who criticise al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, are often accused of spying and killed.
Meanwhile, at least six people have been killed in fighting in Mogadishu between pro-government forces loyal to different commanders.
Journalist Mohamed Sheikh Nor says Mr Hussein was chained and riddled with bullets as hundreds of people were forced to watch the execution.
Al-Shabab said Mr Hussein was a cleric with the Ictizam sect which opposes al-Shabab policies but the group did not confirm this.
Judge Sheikh Omar said Mr Hussein had admitted helping the CIA find information about those behind the 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam, which killed 224 people.
US officials have long accused al-Shabab of links to those behind the twin attacks.
Last week, Tanzanian Ahmed Ghailani, 36, was sentenced to life for conspiracy over the bombings.
Somalia has not had a functioning national government for 20 years - al-Shabab is battling the UN-backed administration for control of Mogadishu.