Somali radio worker shot dead hours after man is executed for killing journalist
MOGADISHU (AFP/AP) - Two gunmen shot dead a technician employed at Somalia's state-run broadcaster Radio Mogadishu on Saturday, the sixth media professional killed in the country this year, officials and a colleague said.
"Two men armed with pistols shot Ahmed Sharif and escaped the scene. He was rushed to hospital but he died instantly," said colleague Mohamed Sacid.
Deputy Information Minister Abdishakur Ali Mire confirmed the killing of Mr Sharif to reporters.
"We condemn the killing," he said. "He was an innocent who did nothing wrong and we expect the law enforcement departments to bring those responsible to justice."