Gunmen kill female journalist in Mogadishu

Gunmen kill female journalist in Mogadishu

Abdikarim Ahmed Bulhan says latest death brings the number of reporters killed in Somalia this year to three

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A media colleague says that gunmen in Somalia have shot and killed a female Somali journalist.

Abdikarim Ahmed Bulhan, the director of Abudwak radio in central Somalia, said Monday that two men armed with pistols killed 25-year-old Rahmo Abdulqadir Farah in Mogadishu on Sunday evening. Her murder brings the number of journalists killed in Somalia this year to three.

Somalia is one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists to operate. Last year 18 media workers were killed, mostly in targeted murders.

Bulhan called it an “outrageous killing” of an aspiring journalist. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the killing.

The government has promised to take action against those who kill journalists, but so far no arrests have been made for any of the journalist deaths in 2012.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. 

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