Woman journalist shot dead in Somalia

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Mogadishu, June 6 (IANS) A female journalist was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Somalia’s capital Mogadishu.

Sagal Salad Osman, a producer for state-run Radio Mogadishu, was killed on Sunday night when the armed men approached her outside a university and opened fire, Xinhua news agency reported.

Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud and the Somali Independent Media Houses Association (SIMHA) condemned the killing on Monday.

“SIMHA calls upon relevant authorities to speed up the investigation process and bring to book those responsible before justice,” the union said in a statement.

President Mohamud condemned the murder of Osman, saying his government would work hard to “find perpetrators of this crime to face justice.”

“Those who harm the innocent people should be held accountable and will be brought to justice as it happened before,” Mohamud said.

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Osman is the second woman journalist to be killed in Somalia in the last six months.

In December 2015, Hinda Haji Mohamed, also a journalist for Radio Mogadishu, was killed in a car bombing in Mogadishu claimed by Islamist extremist group, Al-Shabaab.



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