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Female Journalist Shot dead in Somalia


Xinhua  
Monday, March 25, 2013

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Unknown gunmen shot dead a local female journalist in Mogadishu on Monday, witnesses and media reports said.

Two young men armed with pistols shot Rahma Abdelkadir, who worked as a correspondent for a radio station, several times before fleeing, witnesses said.

Rahma came to Mogadishu from the central region of Galgadud, where she has been working, a few weeks ago, local report said.

Rahma became the first female journalist and the third journalist to be killed in the capital since the start of the year.

A freelance journalist was among 10 people killed in a suicide car explosion in Mogadishu last week. Another journalist was murdered in the city in January.

Last year, 18 journalists and media workers were killed in the Horn of Africa nation. Somalia is considered as the worst place for a journalist to operate in Africa and the second most dangerous in the world after Syria.



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