4 July 2009

Somalia: Another Journalist Killed in Mogadishu Fighting

Mogadishu — Journalist Mohamed Yusuf "Ninile" worked for Noble Qur'an Radio, known locally by its Somali acronym IQK [Idaacada Quraanka Kariimka].

A reporter who worked with Mr. Ninile said the late radio journalist was "shot from the distance" by unidentified gunmen in Yaaqshiid district, where pro-government forces and insurgents fought today.

Two civilians were killed in the crossfire alongside the journalist, witnesses said. He became the sixth journalist to be killed in Somalia since the beginning of 2009.

Separately, two more civilians died in fighting in Mogadishu's Howlwadaag district and five others were wounded. There was reports of explosions in Hamar Weyne and Hamar Jabab, but no casualties were reported.

At least 30 people have been killed in f our days of fighting in Mogadishu. But some unconfirmed reports said the death toll could be as high as 90 deaths.

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