Unknown gunmen shoot, injure Somali journalist
[Shabelle]--The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns Sunday's shooting of radio journalist Mohyadin Hassan Mohamed in the capital,Mogadishu, and calls on authorities to ensure his safety.
Two unknown gunnies opened fire on Mohamed, the news director of Shabelle Media Network's radio station, as he walked home from work at around 6 p.m., news reports said. The journalist told CPJ that he ran after the gunnies began shooting at him, and that one bullet grazed his chest.
Islamist Orcs and similar vermin Al-Shabaab
... Harakat ash-Shabaab al-Mujahidin aka the Mujahideen Youth Movement. It was originally the youth movement of the Islamic Courts, now pretty much all of what's left of it. They are aligned with al-Qaeda but operate more like the Afghan or Pakistani Taliban...
grabbed credit for the shooting, according to Somalimemo, a website that supports the Al-Qaeda-affiliated group. The group has also grabbed credit for the 2010 murder of journalist Sheik Nur Mohamed Abkey.
Staff members at Shabelle Media Network,Somalia's largest media group, have been targeted in the past, CPJ research shows. The local police commander pledged to investigate the incident, local journalists told CPJ.
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