London: Islamic militants have killed two Somali football fans after they caught them watching World Cup football matches.
The Hizbul Islam group militants stormed a house near the capital Mogadishu where people were watching Nigeria play Argentina on Saturday and killed two people.
The areas of southern and central Somalia controlled by the Islamic militants are under a strict version of Islam. The group also arrested 10 people for watching the match.
The next night, another 30 people were arrested as they watched the Germany-Australia game in the town of Afgoye, The Telegraph reports.
Sheikh Mohamed Abdi Aros, a spokesman for the militants, said Somalia should respect their ban on the World Cup and focus on pursuing jihad.
“We are warning all the youth of Somalia not to dare watch these World Cup matches,” he said.
“It is a waste of money and time and they will not benefit anything or get any experience by watching mad men jumping up and down,” he added.