Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamud Mohamed Yusuf, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e64969423.html [accessed 1 March 2015]|
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July 4, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia
Yusuf, 22, was killed in crossfire shortly after presenting the morning news on Radio IQK in northern Mogadishu.
Local journalists said the fighting was so intense that Yusuf, hit twice in the stomach, was unattended for roughly three hours. The journalist was eventually taken to Medina Hospital but died from blood loss.
Yusuf worked at Radio IQK, a private radio station also referred to as Holy Quran Radio, for three years as a reporter, a presenter, and, occasionally, a producer, the National Union of Somali Journalists reported. He was survived by a wife and three children.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|