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Somali-Canadian arrested for beheading 4 young sons in Somalia

October 01, 2013 - 9:46 PM

TORONTO - Somali police have arrested a Somali-Canadian for allegedly beheading his four young sons.

Omar Hassan's estranged wife told The Canadian Press early Wednesday that the children, ages 11, 9, 7 and 6 were killed by their father on Monday.

Qadra Addawe said Hassan, 60, was a taxi driver in Calgary and had returned home a few months ago.

She said the children had never been to Canada, but had Canadian citizenship.

The murders happened in the central Somali town of Beledweyne, about 330 kilometres north of the capital Mogadishu.

Addawe, 29, says she does not know the motive for the murders, but insists Hassan was mentally stable.

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