Killed on October 26, 2013, in Mogadishu, Somalia
Unidentified gunmen shot Universal TV reporter Mohamed Mohamud, 26, outside of his home on October 22, 2013, in Wadajir district of the capital, Mogadishu, local journalists told CPJ. He was shot six times in the neck, chest, and shoulder as he drove to work, the journalists said. Mohamed, also known as “Tima’ade,” died of internal bleeding around 10:30 p.m on October 26.
Mohamed was an outspoken reporter who often covered social and security issues in Mogadishu, local journalists said. It’s not clear who carried out the attack, although a Twitter account claiming to represent the Somali insurgent group Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the shooting. Local journalists could not pinpoint one particular report by the U.K.-based, privately owned broadcaster that may have led to the attack, but said Mohamed had received text message threats in the past by suspected Al-Shabaab militiamen.
Mohamed is survived by a wife and daughter.
(via Mohamed Mohamud - Journalists Killed - Committee to Protect Journalists)
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