Somali comedian who poked fun at Islamists shot dead
Gunmen rubbed out a well-known comedian known for poking fun at Al-Qaeda linked Shebab beturbanned goons in the Somali capital Mogadishu, officials and colleagues said Wednesday.
Abdi Jeylani Malaq Marshale, in his late thirties or early forties, was killed late Tuesday, minutes after leaving Kulmiye radio station, where he worked as drama producer and performer.
"Two men shot and seriously injured Marshale... the comedian was later pronounced dead," said police lieutenant Mohamed Gaal, adding that "unfortunately the assailants escaped."
The shooting of Marshale, who also worked for the London-based Universal TV station and who reported having received death threats on several occasions, is the latest in a string of apparently assassinations against media workers.
Posted by: Fred