Monday, June 14, 2010

Somali Islamic militants have threatened football fans they will be publicly flogged - or worse - if they are caught watching the World Cup on TV

Gangs of Islamists are reported to be patrolling the areas they control looking for people watching games. Dedicated fans are watching matches in secret, or in the few areas controlled by government forces. Islamic militants have already killed two people as they attacked a house where people were watching a game. Militant group Hizbul-Islam also arrested 10 others at the house north-east of the capital Mogadishu where fans were watching the game between Argentina and Nigeria.

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