Four unidentified men shot Zakariye, 24, in the head and
chest while he was eating dinner at a local restaurant in the Nasib Bundo
neighborhood of Mogadishu, according to local residents and news reports.
Zakariye worked primarily as a freelance cameraman but had
also contributed articles to the Kenya-based news website Somalia Report, according to Robert Young Pelton, a former editor
for the website.
Zakariye is the son of Mohamed Mohamud Moallim, a veteran
state radio journalist, local journalists told CPJ.
Police arrested three suspects in the murder, but no
charges had been filed, local journalists told CPJ. The motive for the attack