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Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Hassan Kafi Hared

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2009
Cite as Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2008 - Motive Confirmed: Hassan Kafi Hared, January 2009, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649661c.html [accessed 22 August 2014]
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Somali National News Agency
January 28, 2008, in Kismayo, Somalia

Hared, 38, a reporter for the Somali National News Agency, was killed during a midday attack on a medical assistance vehicle in the southwestern port town of Kismayo, according to news reports and local journalists.

A remotely detonated landmine destroyed a Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland vehicle, killing two aid workers and the driver. Guards with the aid organization opened fire in the area after the explosion, local journalists told CPJ.

Hared and a young boy who were walking near the vehicle also died, local journalists told CPJ. It was not clear whether Hared died from the explosion or from gunshot wounds; both bullet and mine shrapnel wounds were found on his body, local journalists said.

Hared, who also worked for the news Web site Gedonet, was on his way to a press conference at the Kismayo police station when he was killed. The reporter was rushed to Kismayo General Hospital but died an hour later, at around 1 p.m. He is survived by a wife and three children.

Medium:Print, Internet
Job:Internet Reporter, Print Reporter
Beats Covered:Politics, War
Gender:Male
Local or Foreign:Local
Freelance:No
Type of Death:Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire

 

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