Al-Shabab suicide bomber kills distinguished journalist in Mogadishu

Abdiaziz Mohamud, identified for making programmes vital of the armed group, focused whereas leaving restaurant in Somali capital.

A distinguished Somali journalist who was a critic of the al-Shabab armed group was killed by a suicide bomber as he was leaving a restaurant within the capital, Mogadishu, kin and officers stated.

Al-Shabab claimed accountability for the blast, which killed Radio Mogadishu director Abdiaziz Mohamud Guled, generally referred to as Abdiaziz Afrika. The assault wounded a number of different individuals, together with the director of Somali National Television and a driver.

“My cousin Abdiaziz was killed by a suicide bomber immediately after he went out to a restaurant … He died as he was rushed to hospital,” his cousin, Abdullahi Nur, informed Reuters information company.

“He always shone a big light on al-Shabab, may God rest his soul,” Abdullahi added.

In a press release, Somalia’s Deputy Information Minister Abdirahman Yusuf Omar stated the nation had misplaced a “brave man”.

Government official Ismael Mukhtar Omar, an ex-colleague of Abdiaziz, informed AFP information company that police had confirmed that the blast had been attributable to a suicide bomber.

“He came out of the restaurant and went into his car with a colleague after they had dinner and the suicide bomber ran onto the car window and detonated himself,” stated one other colleague Ali Mohamed.

Al-Shabab, which is waging a violent armed marketing campaign in opposition to the nation’s fragile authorities and sometimes targets political, safety or civilian targets, claimed responsiblity for the assault.

“The mujahideen had been hunting Abdiaziz for a long time. He committed crimes against Islam, he was involved in the killing of mujahideens,” Abdiasis Abu Musab, al-Shabab navy operation spokesperson, informed Reuters by cellphone.

Abdiaziz was well-known for his interviews with al-Shabab suspects detained by the Somali safety forces and his programmes attracted massive audiences inside and outdoors the nation.


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