Somalia

Abdullah Al Hussein

08 September 2015

The English editor of Waagacusub news website and a sports reporter, was followed by two gunmen from the mosque after night prayers and shot four times in the head and chest near his home in Dharkeneley district, southwest Mogadishu, according to the National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) - an IFJ affiliate - quoting witness and family sources. The journalist died on the spot and killers escaped from the crime scene.

Hussein was a well-known journalist who had previously received life-threatening messages and calls following critical reports on terrorism published by Waagacusub news website, NUSOJ added.