BREAKING NEWS: Three Somali journalists killed in suicide bomb attacks
By: Abdalle Ahmed in Mogadishu
Mogadishu (RBC) At least three Somali journalists were killed and two others injured after two suicide bombers blew out themselves in a cafeteria where the journalists always gather near the Mogadishu National Theatre on Thursday, RBC Radio reports.
The suicide bombers, believed that they were two men entered the cafeteria and suddenly blew out themselves targeting the journalists around 5:30pm local time killing 14 people at once, eyewitnesses and survived journalists told RBC Radio.
Abdirahman Yasin Ali, the director of Radio Hamar (known as VOD), Abdisatar Dahir Sabriye, news anchor for the state-run SNTV and Liban Ali Nur, a reporter for Radio Muqdisho was killed in the attack.
Also five other journalists from different media stations in Mogadishu were seriously wounded in the attacks and are being hospitalized.
RBC Radio reporter, Mohamed Sheikh who had visited the Medina hospital where the wounded people were admitted says that nearly seven other people- mostly civilians were killed in today’s attacks.
No group claimed the responsibility of the attacks yet.