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(NUSOJ) : 2 Journalists Killed, three Others Woundedat a Café Attack in the Southern Somalia town of Baidoa

Storyline:National News

Mogadishu, December 5, 2014

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened to learn the murder of two journalists, while three others were wounded at Café attack that killed several people in the town of Baidoa around 5:30pm local time, the latest and biggest journalists’ fatality in single day in 2014.

According to journalists in Baidoa, Abdulkadir Ahmed Mayow, a correspondent for Somali Channel Television and Mohamed isxaq Barre, a cameraman for Kalsan TV, were among the killed, while Abdulkadir Hassan Jookar, a Correspondent for Kalsan Television, Abdulkadir Hassan Iyeeyow, a correspondent for Somali SAT Television and Mohamed Adan Socdaal, a correspondent for Dalsan Radio were wounded in the attack.

“Two journalists were among the killed in the suicide car bombing attack at the café, near Dahabshiil offices this afternoon.” Abdulkadir Barre, a reporter for Radio Baidoa told NUSOJ by phone from Baidoa, “Three other journalists were also wounded and were taken to the hospital.”

Hilal Sheik Shuceyb, Director of Warsan Radio in Baidoa also confirmed the murder of the two journalists and the wound of three other journalists, among other sources NUSOJ received.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) condemns the heinous attack and join the rest of the Somali media fraternity in mourning for their loss.

“We are extremely saddened to hear the loss of our colleagues in today’s attack and condemn the attack in the strongest terms possible.” Mohamed Ibrahim, Secretary-General of the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) said, “We call for prompt investigation into the matter and bring the culprits to justice.”

“We send our deepest sympathies and condolences to the families, friends and colleagues for the loss of their loved ones and pray those wounded for immediate recovery..” Mr. Ibrahim added.

The murder of the two journalists in Baidoa brings the number of the journalists killed in Somalia to Five.