SA media shot at in Somalia

2011-08-05 11:32
Cape Town - A South African media contingent has been shot at in the Somali capital of Mogadishu on Friday, EWN reported.

A group of journalists are travelling with South African doctors and aid workers from charity group Gift of the Givers who have set up a temporary clinic in the area.

The country is suffering from a devastating drought, while al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Shabaab militia try to keep a bloody hold on the region.

Despite a heavy security detail, a shot has been fired at two South African cameramen, EWN reported.

The pair was filming a long queue of patients waiting for medical treatment when the shot was fired. Luckily, neither cameraman was injured.

The Gift of the Givers workers are protected and escorted by African Union and Somali troops.

No one is allowed to leave the clinic or walk the streets of Mogadishu without armed protection.

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