TV journalist killed, another wounded in Mogadishu Shoot Out
September 2, 2011
The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns
the shooting incident that left a Malaysian cameraman dead and
another wounded in Mogadishu's KM4 area on late Friday afternoon.
Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 41, a cameraman for the
Malaysian National News Agency was shot to death and Aji Saregar
Mazlan, A TV3 journalist was wounded after shooting incident
took place in KM4 area on late Friday afternoon, journalists
and witnesses reported.
"This tragedy took place when the convoy
of cars carrying the Malaysian aid workers met a convoy from
the Ugandan contingent of AMISOM ( The AU peace-keeping force
in Somalia ), which then opened fire." The Ministry of
Information, Posts and Telecommunication said in a statement.
The death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor was confirmed
National News Agency, where he was working for. The Journalists
were accompanying Putera 1 Malaysia Club, a 2 month humanitarian
mission to Somalia.
Noramfaizul leaves behind a wife Norazrina Jaafar,
37, and two sons, Mohd Irfan, 8, and Mohd Naufal, 3.
"There was a Somali technical vehicle and
African Union convoy following behind the car in which the journalists
were traveling with." said a journalist who spoke on the
condition of anonymity. "
An eyewitnesses interviewed said the African Union
Mission in Somalia fired at the journalists.
The African Union mission in Somalia has not commented
the shooting incident yet.
"We send our deepest condolences to the families
and friends of Noramfaizul Mohd and ask Allah to reward him
paradise." Mohammed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General said,
"We Condemn the shooting incident while we
call for the African Union Mission and the Transitional Federal
Government to investigate the shooting incident immediately
and bring the killers to justice." said Mohammed Ibrahim,
NUSOJ Secretary General
Foreign journalists and Aid workers have been
pouring into the Somali capital Mogadishu in recent months in
response the severe droughts that hit the country.
Last month, Radio SIMBA staffer, Farah
Hassan Sahal, was killed by sniper fires at the radio compound
in Mogadishu's Bakara market, apparently from the African Union
Mission in Somalia.