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Somalia: 26-years-old journalist shot dead outside Mogadishu

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 28 Oct 2018 4:17 AM GMT

Somalia: 26-years-old journalist shot dead outside Mogadishu
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Mogadishu: Armed men shot dead a radio journalist outside Mogadishu on Saturday evening, police and the journalist union confirmed.

A police officer who requested not to be named confirmed the killing to media but noted that details regarding the shooting were still scanty.

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"We have the information that a journalist was killed at Elasha Biyaha. We are trying to gather more information about the incident," the officer said.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemning the attack.

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"NUSOJ condemns the killing of Abdullahi Mire Hashi, 26, a journalist and director of Darul Sunnah FM, a private radio which mainly broadcasts religious issues," NUSOJ said. "He was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Saturday outside Mogadishu."

Mohamed Deeq, a resident, told Xinhua by phone the gunmen fled the scene after the killing.

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"Gunmen brandishing pistols shot dead the man whom we were told is a journalist. They fled the scene immediately after gunning him down," Deeq said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

IANS

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