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]|
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.
|Job:||Internet Reporter, Print Reporter|
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Unknown Fire|