MOGADISHU(Sh. M. Network)—Unidentified assailants have shot to death a journalist in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, the latest in series of killings on the media workers in Mogadishu, reports said.
Hassan Yusuf Absuge, head of the programs of the privately owned Radio Maanta, a local FM station in Mogadishu was shot in the head and chest by two men armed with pistols near his house in Yaqshid district on his way to work on Friday morning, according to colleagues.
“It’s terrible news … He was shot several times in the head and he died instantly,” Abdi-aziz Hassan Du’aysane, one of his colleagues at the radio station, said.
Eyewitnesses said the killers have managed to escape from the shooting scene uncaught.
The murder of Mr. Absuge becomes the fourth journalist killed in Mogadishu, where murder and armed attacks on reporters inSomaliahave turned into almost daily events, hours after 3 journalists were murdered on Thursday afternoon in suicide attacks at Village café located near the national theatre.
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