International Federation of JournalistsWednesday, March 20, 2013
According to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) an IFJ
affiliate, a suicide bomber blew up his car near the Presidential Palace
and killed 8 people, including journalist Mohamed Ali Nuhurkey, a
producer at Mustaqbal Radio, a private radio station in Mogadishu.
Another journalist Abdirashid Nur Ibrahim who is also working for
Mustaqbal Radio was wounded in the attack with more than 20 people.
"We mourn our colleague Nuhurkey and send our sincere and heartfelt
condolences to his family while wishing a quick recovery to Abdirashid
Nur Ibrahim," said Gabriel Baglo, IFJ Africa Director. "We call on
journalists in Somalia to implement all safety standards in the course
of their work as the country is still volatile".
Mohamed Ali Nuhurkey, 29, is the second journalist killed in Somalia
this year, following the murder of Abdihared Osman Adan on 18 January,
2013 in Mogadishu.