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