Journalist killed and Two others slightly wounded at the Tuesday's
deadly suicide bombing in Mogadishu
6, 2011, Updated
October 10, 2011
The National Union
of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) is saddened to learn the death
of a broadcast journalist who was among more than 70 people
killed and wounded more than 100 wounded among them two journalists
slightly wounded in Tuesday's suicide truck bomber attack.
Ahmed Aden, 22, who worked for Radio Markabley in Bardhere
district of Gedo region in southwest Somalia, as reporter
and newscaster, was killed, while Abdulkadir Mohyadin, a camera
man for the Somali National Television (SNTV) and Ali Hassan
known as Ali Hiiraan who works for the Universal Television
received wounds to one hand each hit by a flying shrapnel,
after suicide truck bomber blew himself up at the gate of
a government compound which houses more than 4 government
ministeries at the busy KM4 junction in Mogadishu, killing
more than 70 people, according to the government and wounding
more than 100, mainly students checking their exam results.
The students were hopping scholarships to Turkey and Sudan.
Aden, 22, a journalist and high school graduate took a leave
from the from radio director to apply for the scholarship.
He worked as reporter and newscaster for the radio for eight
(8) months according to director of Markabley radio, Ahmed
Omar Salihi, who alerted NUSOJ by phone from Hargeysa, where
he is recieving a media training.
"I was just alarmed by the journalist's father and told
me that he was killed in the suicide attack and I am coming
to Mogadishu soon." Ahmed Omar Salihi, Director of Markabley
radio told NUSOJ by phone from Hargeysa. "He came to
Mogadishu to apply for the scholarships to continue his study
as he took a leave from us."
Abdulkadir Mohyadin, a cameraman for the SNTV was slightly
hurt at his left ear and left hand which broke one of his
fingers, according to Liibaan Abdi Ali, an official from the
Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunication who spoke
"His left ear and left hand was hurt by a shrapnel, but
he is not so serious." Liibaan Abdi Ali, an official
from the Ministry of Information, Posts and Telecommunication
said, "One of his fingers was broken and the doctors
said that he will be not amputated and recover soon."
Mr. Mohyadin was sent to the ministry of Education early Tuesday
morning to cover the scholarship exam results, during which
the truck suicide bomber detonated the explosives that killed
more than 70 people, according to Abdirahman Yusuf, the Editor
in Chief of state-run Radio Mogadishu.
"Mr. Abdulkadir was busy filming the students and their
parents checking the bulletin boards from the exam results
when the truck bomb laden detonated the deadly bomb."
Mr. Abdirahman Yusuf, the editor in chief of the Radio Mogadishu
said, "He survived from the bomb, but was hurt by his
hand, breaking one of his fingers."
While Ali Hassan was wounded byhis right hand and was seen
at the scene of the bomb attack holding his right hand up,
bleeding. While his body was covered with white dust resulted
from the ruins.
Soon after the bomb explosions local and foreign press gathered
atthe horrificscene to cover
On 22 September
2011, journalist, Hassan
Mohamed Ali known as Hassan Antenna, the Editor for the
Voice of Peace Radio in Bosaso was shot and severely wounded
by unknown gunmen at the tea shop next to the premises of
the Radio Voice of Peace in Bosaso. A surgery was conducted
at a private hospital in Bosaso and the journalist is now
On 14 Sept. 2011,
another 20 year old female journalist Miss.
Horriyo Abdulkadir Sheik Ali, working for the Radio Galkacyo,
was shot with four bullets by unknown gunmen in the town Galkacyo.
Journalists in Galkacyo have shown solidarity
and support to Horriyo.
On September 2nd,
Mohd Nor, 41, a cameraman for the Malaysian National News
Agency was shot to death and Aji Saregar Mazlan, A TV3 journalist
was wounded at KM4 area in Mogadishu. The African
Union Mission in Somalia acknowledged in a statement that
four soldiers were involved in the shooting.