Journalists Killed  |  Somalia

Ahmed Kafi Awale

Radio of the Somali People

January 26, 2000, in Mogadishu, Somalia

Awale, a reporter for the private station Radio of the Somali People, owned by the South
Mogadishu warlord Hussein Mohamed Aidid, was killed by a stray bullet while on assignment at Bakara market in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. Three other people were killed during the incident, and seven others were badly injured when thieves escaping from market guards shot at random to clear their way.

Medium: Radio

Job: Broadcast Reporter

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Criminal Group

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