Radio Shabelle
May 22, 2009, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Warsame, 24, was shot in crossfire between Transitional Federal Government forces and hard-line Islamic insurgents in the capital as he was walking to Radio Shabelle for his morning broadcast, local journalists told CPJ.

According to local journalists, the fighting was so intense that no one could attend to Warsame for more than half an hour. The reporter, described as a "workaholic" by colleagues, was survived by his wife of six months.

Beats Covered:Politics, War
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire


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