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Prominent Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack

Prominent Somali journalist Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled killed in suicide bomb attack


A distinguished Somali journalist, Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, has been killed by an Al-Shabaab suicide bomber within the capital, Mogadishu. 

 

Guled, a Radio Mogadishu director, generally often called Abdiaziz Afrika, was killed within the blast which occurred as he was leaving a restaurant on Saturday, November 21. 

 

The assault wounded a number of different individuals, together with 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 typically attracted giant audiences.

 

Government official Ismael Mukhtar Omar, an ex-colleague of Abdiaziz, stated that police had confirmed that the blast had been attributable to a suicide bomber.

 

“He got here out of the restaurant and went into his automobile with a colleague after that they had dinner and the suicide bomber ran onto the automobile window and detonated himself,” stated one other colleague Ali Mohamed.

 

“My cousin Abdiaziz was killed by a suicide bomber instantly after he went out to a restaurant … He died as he was rushed to hospital. He at all times shone a giant gentle on al-Shabab, could God relaxation his soul.” his cousin, Abdullahi Nur, informed Reuters information company.

 

In an announcement, Somalia’s Deputy Information Minister Abdirahman Yusuf Omar stated the nation had misplaced a “brave man”.

 

Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Hussein Roble, who supplied his condolences to Guled’s household.

 

“Abdiaziz was a hardworking journalist and national hero who worked for his country, his people and his religion with courage and relentlessness,” he stated.

 

Al-Shabaab claimed duty for the assault and had focused the journalist for ‘committing crimes in opposition to Islam’

 

“The mujahideen had been hunting Abdiaziz for a long time. He committed crimes against Islam, he was involved in the killing of mujahideens,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabab army operation spokesperson, informed Reuters. 

 

The journalist was buried at present. 

 

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