Malaysian Journalist Killed in Somalia

Posted September 2nd, 2011 at 7:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in Somalia say a Malaysian journalist has been shot dead and another wounded in the war-torn capital, Mogadishu.

Officials say the journalists were traveling in a car when they were shot Friday during an incident that involved African Union troops. They say further details on the shooting are not yet clear.

Malaysia's national Bernama TV named the killed journalist as Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a TV cameramen.

Journalists and aid workers have been flooding into Mogadishu amid Somalia's famine.

Islamist rebels from the group al-Shabab pulled out of Mogadishu last month but say the move was a change in tactics and have vowed to return.

Al-Shabab once controlled nearly all of Mogadishu but had steadily lost ground in recent months to government and African Union forces.