Somali Insurgents Say They Executed Kenyan Soldier

The Somali insurgent group al-Shabab says it has executed a captured Kenyan soldier and has threatened to kill five other hostages if Kenya does not meet its demands.

In a statement, the al-Qaida-linked group said it executed a Kenyan army private at midnight Thursday after the Kenyan government did not meet its deadline for releasing prisoners it says are being held on terror charges.

The group says it will kill five remaining Kenyan hostages in 72 hours if its demand are not met. Kenya …