Broadcast Journalist Critically wounded in a Blast in Mogadishu


The National Union of Somali Journalists (NIUSOJ) is saddened to learn that a broadcast journalist has been critically wounded in Mogadishu on Friday’s attack, the latest in a series of attacks against the journalists in Somalia.

A broadcast journalist, Ahmed Said Ahmed, who worked at Kulmiye Radio, was seriously wounded after blast ripped off near the presidential palace on Friday’s attack. Mr. Ahmed’s body was burned down, in addition, his right hand suffers dual fractures, flying shrapnel that entered his chest, according to the Director of Kulmiye Radio, Osman Abdullahi Guure.

He was rushed to Daru Shifa Hotel for treatment.

“I can not tell you exactly his condition, he is in critical condition.” Osman Abdullahi Guure said.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) calls the fatal wound of the journalist, “A tragic incident” and called on the journalist to be vigilant.

“This is a tragic incident happened to our colleague and called on the journalist to be vigilant.” Mohamed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General said, “NUSOJ will do all it can to support our colleague and asked Allah to give him urgent recovery.”

“On behalf of the Somali Journalists, we condemn all violations against the journalists and the media.” Mr. Ibrahim added.