Another journalist has been killed in violence-ridden
National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ), Reporters Without Borders
(RSF) and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).
Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf, a journalist for the private station Radio Holy
Quran, was shot in the stomach twice as he was covering the fighting on 4
July in the neighbourhoods surrounding the station, says NUSOJ.
Yusuf, 22, died after being left on the side of the road for almost three
hours. Fighters shot at anyone who tried to take the journalist to the
According to NUSOJ and RSF, Yusuf is the sixth journalist to be killed in
was shot in April while covering clashes in Beledweyn, north of Mogadishu,
and died of his injuries a month later.
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