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Somali Radio Journalist Murdered in Mogadishu


The Somali government radio said one of their journalists has been killed in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening

The Somali government radio said one of their journalists has been killed in Mogadishu on Tuesday evening.

Sheikh Nur Mohamed Abkay, a foreign news writer, has been shot three times to the head in Wardhigley district according to Abdirahman Yusuf Al-Adaala, an editor at the government-owned radio.

Al-Shabab has been accused of being behind the killing. Al-Adaala told VOA Somali Service that Mr. Abkay was arrested in Bakara market this afternoon by Al-Shabab officials. He said local residents and witnesses at the scene confirmed the killing. Al-Shabab officials were not available for comment.

Mr. Abkay, a veteran journalist in his 60s worked for the government radio but his family lived in Al-Shabab held territory in Mogadishu.

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