Somali broadcast journalist murdered

In Somalia gunmen have shot dead a journalist with Radio Daljir in the central Somali town of Galkayo. Tuesday night's attack brings to three the number of reporters to be murdered in the country in as many months.

Abdirisaq Ali Abdi, known as Silver, who worked with local stations Horn cable TV and Radio Daljir, was gunned down by unknown men armed with pistols near his house in the northern suburbs of Galkayo on Tuesday evening.

According to police, he was shot in the head and chest and died instantly.

Abdi was reportedly attacked only a few minutes after he left the TV station.

The deceased was well-known, having covered critical issues such as the country’s political crisis, fellow journalist Liban Ajib said.

Tuesday's killing comes amid speculation that journalists will again become targets for armed groups.

Three journalists have been killed this year alone and three more seriously injured.

Somalia is regarded as one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.

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