8 July 2012

Somalia: Another Somali Journalist Survives From Assassination Attempt in Mogadishu

Mogadishu — A Somali Journalist, survived from an assassination attempt near his home at Madina District in Mogadishu on Saturday evening, around 6:00pm local time, when two unidentified gunmen approached him and shot him four times, he is recovering at the Hospital, NUSOJ reported.

Two unidentified gunmen on Saturday shot and seriously injured a reporter and anchor for the Universal Television, a privately owned TV station based in UK, near his home at Madina district, witnesses said.

The journalist sustained four gunshot wounds from stomach, and right leg.

He was rushed to Madina Hospital where he went under a successful surgery, according to Dr. Mohamed Yusuf, the Director of Madina Hospital who spoke with NUSOJ, "The journalist suffered four bullet wounds and We have performed him a surgery and it went well and hope he will recover soon."

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) strongly condemned the act and called it barbaric, "We are deeply concerned about the continued assassinations and assassination attempts directed to the journalists at this critical time," Mohamed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General said, "We call for urgent investigation into the matter."

"We hope our colleagues speedy recovery." Mr. Ibrahim added.

Another journalist Mohamed Nor Sharif, a reporter for UN-sponsored radio Bar-Kulan, was walking home in Mogadishu when two unidentified gunmen attacked him before running away.

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