Somali National News Agency
January 28, 2008, in Kismayo, Somalia
Hared, 38, a reporter for the Somali National News Agency,
was killed during a
attack on a medical assistance vehicle in the southwestern port town of
A remotely detonated landmine destroyed a Médecins Sans Frontières-Holland vehicle, killing two aid workers and the driver. Guards with the aid organization opened fire in the area after the explosion, local journalists told CPJ.
Hared and a young boy who were walking near the vehicle also died, local journalists told CPJ. It was not clear whether Hared died from the explosion or from gunshot wounds; both bullet and mine shrapnel wounds were found on his body, local journalists said.
Hared, who also worked for the news Web site Gedonet, was on his way to a press
conference at the Kismayo police station when he was killed. The reporter was
Medium: Print, Internet
Job: Internet Reporter, Print Reporter
Beats Covered: Politics, War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire