A prominent Somali journalist, Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, has been killed by an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber in the capital, Mogadishu.
Guled, a Radio Mogadishu director, commonly known as Abdiaziz Afrika, was killed in the blast which occurred as he was leaving a restaurant on Saturday, November 21.
The attack wounded several other people, including the director of Somali National Television and a driver.
The veteran journalist, who was a critic of the Islamist armed group, was well known for his interviews with detained suspects and his broadcasts often attracted large audiences.
Government official Ismael Mukhtar Omar, an ex-colleague of Abdiaziz, said that police had confirmed that the blast had been caused by a suicide bomber.
“He came out of the restaurant and went into his car with a colleague after they had dinner and the suicide bomber ran onto the car window and detonated himself,” said another colleague Ali Mohamed.
“My cousin Abdiaziz was…
Source: Linda Ikeji