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Gunmen shoot Somali journo

2012-07-08 10:07

Moadishu - Unidentified gunmen on Saturday shot and seriously injured a local journalist for a British-based television station in Somalia, one of his colleagues said.

Abdukadir Omar Abdulle, a reporter for the London-based Universal TV was gunned down in front of his house.

"He said he saw two men coming towards him one of them drawing a pistol and he tried to rush through the gate but they shot him twice and one of the shots hit him in the stomach and another broke his leg," colleague Ibrahim Jeke said.

"The assailants escaped and he was rushed to hospital. His condition is stable now," Jeke added.

So far this year, at least one Somali journalist has been targeted and killed each month.