Gunmen Kill Journalist In Somalia

A female journalist has been shot and killed by gunmen, suspected of being al-Shabaab militants, in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.

Gunmen suspected of belonging to Somalia’s Islamist al-Shabaab group shot and killed a female journalist working for state-run radio in the capital, Mogadishu, on Sunday, police said.

Major Nur Ali, a police officer, said Sagal Salad worked for Radio Mogadishu.

“Three men armed with pistols killed (her)… We heard gunfire and we rushed to the scene, the gunmen had already escaped,” Ali told Reuters.

“She was rushed to hospital but she died on the way. They killed her near a college campus where she studied. We believe al-Shabaab is behind her killing.”

Al-Shabaab did not immediately comment on the attack.

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