BY Tommy Hodgson

Prominent Somali journalist killed in targeted suicide attack

Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, also known as Abdiaziz Afrika, was killed on November 20, 2021, in an al-Shabaab targeted suicide attack in Mogadishu, Somalia's capital.

Guled worked for state-owned Radio Mogadishu, and extensively wrote about Al-Shabaab, the extreme Islamist group which frequently attack government officials and civilains. Al-Shabaab took responsibility for the explosion, which happened as Guled was leaving a busy restaurant at midday. Guled was a target because of his popular broadcasts which often interviewed Al-Shabaab members.