Somali Journalist Shot Dead in Mogadishu

Eighth journalist killed in Somalia this year

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Unidentified gunmen dressed as high school students shot dead a well-known journalist in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Sunday, officials said. It raises the number of journalists killed in the line of duty so far this year to at least eight.

Yusuf Ali Osman, who was better known as Yusuf-Farey, was killed when unidentified men wearing high school uniforms shot him with pistols in the Dharkenley District of Mogadishu. Osman, who is a past director of Radio Mogadishu and currently worked as Media Relations Director for Somalia's Information Ministry, was buried several hours later.