Somali journalists demonstrate in Mogadishu against an article carried out by the Guardian newspaper, in which a writer alleged Somali reporters were corrupt and that many of them were killed for their involvement in graft. (AFP)
By AFP, MOGADISHU
Gunmen shot dead a Somali journalist in the northern town of Lasanod, the latest of a string of murders targeting reporters and taking the toll of those killed this year to 16, colleagues said Wednesday.
Ahmed Farah Ilyas, who was working with the London-based independent Universal television station, was shot several times late Tuesday in the disputed town.
“He was heading home in Lasanod when three men armed with hand guns shot him several times, he died instantly and the gunmen escaped,” said colleague Feysal Jama.