Malaysian TV Journalist Killed, Another Wounded in Mogadishu Shoot Out

The National Union of Somali Journalists condemns the shooting incident that left a Malaysian cameraman dead and meanwhile another journalist was wounded in Mogadishu’s KM4 area on late Friday afternoon.

Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 41, a cameraman for the Malaysian National News Agency was shot to death and Aji Saregar Mazlan, A TV3 journalist was wounded after the shooting incident took place in KM4 area on late Friday afternoon, journalists and witnesses reported.

The death of Noramfaizul Mohd Nor was confirmed by Malaysian National News Agency, where he was working. The Journalist was accompanying Putera 1 Malaysia Club, a 2 month humanitarian mission to Somalia. It is not still clear who shot the journalist; the African Union or the Government forces.

“There was a Somali technical vehicle and African Union convoy following behind the car in which the journalists were traveling with,” said a journalist who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Calls to the Ministry of information, Posts and Telecommunication and The African Union mission in Mogadishu returned unanswered.

“We send our deepest condolences to the families and friends of Noramfaizul Mohd and ask Allah to award him paradise,” Mohammed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General said.

“We condemn the shooting incident while we call for the African Union Mission and the Transitional Federal Government to investigate the shooting incident immediately and bring the killers to justice,” said Mohammed Ibrahim, NUSOJ Secretary General.

Foreign journalists and Aid workers have been pouring into the Somali capital Mogadishu in recent months in response the severe droughts that hit the country.

Last month, Radio SIMBA staffer, Farah Hassan Sahal, was killed by sniper fires at the radio compound in Mogadishu’s Bakara market, apparently from the African Union Mission in Somalia, according to an eyewitness account.

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