Journalist killed in Somalia
GALKAYO, Somalia -- A Somali journalist was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Sunday, the fifth media worker to be killed in the conflict-ridden country this year, a colleague and witnesses said. Liban Abdulahi Farah, also known as Liban Qaran, worked for the newly launched Kalsan satellite television station.
He was attacked on his way home in the central town of Galkayo, on the border between the semi-autonomous region of Puntland and the region of Galmudug.
"We are really devastated with the information about the death of Liban Qaran," said his colleague Abdukadir Ahmed. "Four armed men opened fire and killed him."
Mohamed Gelle, a witness, said the victim died instantly.
"They shot him several times in the upper part of his body," he said. "The killers escaped the scene."
Posted by: Steve White 2013-07-09