Prominent Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

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Prominent Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

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.

 

Prominent Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

 

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

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