Somalia: Solidarity Visit to Journalists Injured in Mogadishu Suicide Attack

Somalia Journalists 08-09-2013

Following explosions at the Village restaurant in Mogadishu on Saturday that are reported to have killed 15 people and left more than 10 people wounded, EHAHRDP’s executive director yesterday visited two journalists injured in the attack, Shuceyb Awil Dahir of Radio Kulmiye and Mohamed Hassan Ali from Radio Qaran. This is not the first time that the restaurant, which is popular with government workers and journalists, has been targeted. Al-Shabaab claimed responsibility for the attack.

EHAHRDP condemns this and all terrorist attacks in Somalia, and expresses solidarity with those seeking to rebuild a peaceful and democratic country.

 

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