Car bomb kills Somali TV journalist in Mogadishu

 

December 12, 2017

 

Mogadishu – A Somali television journalist was killed in a car bombing in the capital Mogadishu on Monday, an editor for the TV station and local authorities said.

Mohamed Ibrahim Gabow had borrowed the car from a friend, Mohamed Moalim Mustaf, an editor at Kalsan TV, told Reuters.

“Unexpectedly it exploded and he died on the spot. We do not know who was behind it,” he added.

“The journalist … died after a bomb planted in a car he drove exploded. His body has now been taken to a hospital. The police will investigate.”

Local government officials confirmed the incident.

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“The journalist … died after a bomb planted in a car he drove exploded. His body has now been taken to a hospital. The police will investigate,” said Abdifatah Omar Halane, the spokesman for the mayor of Mogadishu.

Gabow is the fourth journalist killed this year in Somalia, currently ranked 167th out of 180 countries for journalist safety by Reporters Without Borders. No group has ever claimed the killing of a journalist in the capital.

Somalia has been convulsed by instability, violence and lawlessness since early 1990s following the toppling of military dictator Mohamed Siad Barre.

–  REUTERS

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