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IFJ Mourns Journalist Killed in a Bomb Blast in Somalia

International Federation of Journalists
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) today mourned a radio journalist killed in a bomb blast in Mogadishu, on Monday, 18 March, 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.


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