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Somali Shebab extremists kill two of their own chiefs

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Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab insurgents have killed two of their own top commanders, one with a $5 million United States bounty on his head, the insurgents said Saturday.

"We have informed their widows of their deaths, as they must now wear the clothes of mourning," said Shebab spokesman Abdulaziz Abu Musab.

The pair killed are two co-founders of the Islamist group, including US-wanted Ibrahim Haji Jama Mead, better known by his nickname Al-Afghani -- "the Afghan", due to his training and fighting with Islamist guerrillas there.

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