Targeted Killing Leaves 17th Journalist Dead in Mogadishu

Though the government is consolidating power and the civil war of the late 2000s is finally over, it's been the bloodiest year on record for local media


A radio station editor in Somalia says a journalist who was attacked by gunmen last week has died of his wounds, bringing the number of journalists killed in targeted attacks in Somalia this year to 17.

Gunmen shot Mohamed Mohamud Turyare, a reporter at Shabelle radio, last week as the 25-year-old walked home. Editor Mohamed Bashir Hashi confirmed Monday that Turyare died of his wounds Sunday.