Al-Shabab Militants Kill American Who Cut Ties with Group

An American citizen who broke ties with the Somali militant group al-Shabab is reported to have been killed by the group’s fighters.

Former militants said in interviews with VOA’s Somali service that Omar Hammami died early Thursday when fighters attacked his hideout near the village of Shongoleh in Somalia’s Gedo region. 

There was no immediate confirmation from al-Shabab on its Twitter account, which the group often uses to announce attacks.

Hammami has been reported …