EL ADDE, Somalia, April 24 (UPI) -- The beheaded body of a businessman was found in the outskirts of the Somalian town El Adde Tuesday morning, officials said.
Al-Shabaab, a terrorist group in Somalia, has claimed responsibility for the slaying, Shabelle Media Network reported.
Witnesses said militants pulled the man from his car as he traveled from Jowhar to his home town El Adde overnight. His body was found decapitated in El Adde in the morning.
Al-Shabaab claimed the man, whose name had not been released, was a spy for the Somalian government, though locals denied the claim saying he was a well-known livestock trader.