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Militant Islamists shoot dead Muslim woman for refusing to wear a veil in Somalia

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  • Woman killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow
  • Her relatives say she was shot by members of the militant group al-Shabab
  • Allegedly told her to put on a veil but when she didn’t she was killed
  • Al-Shabab controls most of southern and central Somalia

A Muslim woman has been shot dead by militant Islamists for refusing to wear a veil, her relatives have claimed.

The woman was killed outside her hut near the southern Somali town of Hosingow by gunmen belonging to the al-Shabab group, they said.

The militants allegedly ordered her to put on a veil but then killed her after returning to the hut and finding she was still not wearing one.

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