Somali Journalist Killed; 16th This Year

Posted October 24th, 2012 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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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.