Monday, October 29, 2012
The incident took place on Monday in Wabiri district where two unknown assailants killed Warsamme Shire Awale who worked for Kulmiye radio.
Earlier in the day, a Somali radio journalist identified as Mohamed Mohamud Turyare died of his injuries in a hospital in the capital, days after gunmen shot him.
On October 21, unknown attackers opened fire on Turyare -- a 25-year-old reporter for the independent Shabelle radio in Hawo Tako neighborhood of Wadajir district in Mogadishu.
According to reports, Somalia is one of the most dangerous places to operate as a journalist.
Press rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called 2012 the "deadliest year" on record for Somalia, surpassing 2009 - when nine died.
The Western-backed transitional government in Mogadishu has been battling al-Shabab fighters for the past five years and is propped up by thousands of African Union forces from Uganda, Burundi, and Djibouti.