Somalia journalist shot dead in capital

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Posted: Jan 28, 2012 3:40 PM
Somalia journalist shot dead in capital

A producer at a Somali radio station says gunmen shot dead the station's director in the chaotic capital, Mogadishu.

Mu'awiye Ahmed Mudey, a producer at Shabelle radio, said unidentified gunmen killed Hassan Osman Abdi on Saturday. He was on his way home. The 29-year-old father of three had worked at the station for three years.

Attacks on journalists are common in war-ravaged Somalia. Two journalists were killed last year, and there have been numerous attacks in the northern semiautonomous region of Puntland.