Attempted assassination of a Somali national TV reporter

Mogadishu– A Somali national TV reporter has been severely injured, after an armed man opened fire at her.

The reporter, named Farhiya Mire Mahamuud, was in a busy neighborhood when the armed man shot her multiple times. Witness have said the shooter immediately fled the scene, but was later captured.

Farhiya is currently receiving medical care at a local Mogadishu hospital and is fighting for her life.

Reporters from across Mogadishu have spoken against this vile attempted to murder Ms Mahamuud and have urged the Somali government to closely investigate this incident.