A radio station run by Somalia’s al-Shabab Islamist group has awarded weapons to children who won a Koran-reciting and general knowledge contest.
Andulus radio, based near Mogadishu, gave the group which won first prize in the Ramadan competition an AK-47 rifle and the equivalent of $700 (£450).
The second prize-winners received an AK-47 and $500, while the third prize was two hand grenades and $400.
Al-Shabab, linked to al-Qaeda, controls much of southern and central Somalia.
It recently withdrew from the capital, Mogadishu, where the UN-backed government is in charge.
A radio station run by Somalia's al-Shabab Islamist group has awarded weapons to children…
by Tactical-Life.com / Sep 20, 2011