Hassan Kafi Hared

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Hared, 38, a reporter for the Somali National News Agency,
was killed during a midday
attack on a medical assistance vehicle in the southwestern port town of Kismayo, according to
news reports and local journalists.

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
rushed to Kismayo General
but died an hour
later, at around 1 p.m. He is survived by a wife and three children.