Zakariye Mohamed Mohamud Moallim

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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
remained unclear.