Gunmen have shot dead a Somali television reporter, the 16th journalist killed this year in Somalia.
The National Union of Somali Journalists says Ahmed Farah Ilyas, a reporter for Universal TV, was gunned down late Tuesday in Las Anod district of Somalia's Sool region. It says the 27-year-old was heading home when unidentified men opened fire on him.
The journalists' union says a radio reporter, Mohamed Mohamud of Shabelle Media Network, survived a shooting attack Sunday in Mogadishu.
Somalia has become one of the most dangerous places for journalists in the world.
The journalists' union believes the killings are part of a conspiracy and is demanding authorities investigate.
Authorities in chaotic Somalia have made no arrests in connection with the killings.