Soldier kills 5 women to avenge his wife’s killing

BBC – A soldier in Somalia has avenged the killing of his wife by shooting dead five women related to militant Islamists, an official has said.

He suspected that the women had colluded with the murderers of his wife, who was also a soldier, he added.

Al-Shabab gunmen killed his wife and another female soldier in the small south-western town of Tiyeglow on Tuesday night, the official said.

Al-Shabab is fighting to create an Islamic state in Somalia.

The killing of all seven women has shocked women’s rights groups in Somalia, who have noted that it is extremely rare for so many women to be shot dead, he adds.

Mohamed Abdalla Hassan, a government official in Tiyeglow, said al-Shabab gunmen shot dead the two female soldiers during a hit-and-run raid on Tuesday night.

Government forces then picked up the five women on Wednesday on suspicion of helping the gunmen identify their targets, he said.

As the women were being taken to the police station, the soldier confronted them and shot them dead, Mr Hassan added.

Artur Pikk: A Footballer In The Day, A Soldier At Night

There was no champagne celebration in the nightclubs of Tallinn for Estonian defender Artur Pikk on Sunday night, despite the fact he was making his first start for his country.

The 21-year-old left back, who had to stop Jordan Henderson and Calum Chambers in Estonia’s 0-1 loss to England, had no time to contemplate a fine performance in which his team almost took a point off England as he is currently on national service and was due back in barracks at midnight.

artur battles the ball with England captain, Rooney
Credit: Daily Mail.
The Estonian army impose a strict curfew with no exceptions so Pikk had to head off immediately after the game to ensure he made it in time to his Tallinn army base.

Pikk had only played five minutes for his country as a substitute before last night but was chosen by Estonian manager Magnis Pehrsson, and fits in national service around playing for his club team, FC Levadia Tallinn.

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