Yusuf, 22, was killed in crossfire shortly after presenting
the morning news on Radio IQK in northern Mogadishu.
Local journalists said the fighting was so intense that Yusuf, hit twice in the
stomach, was unattended for roughly three hours. The journalist was eventually
taken to Medina Hospital but died from blood loss.
Yusuf worked at Radio IQK, a private radio station also
referred to as Holy Quran Radio, for three years as a reporter, a presenter,
and, occasionally, a producer, the National Union of Somali Journalists
reported. He was survived by a wife and three children.
Job: Broadcast Reporter
Beats Covered: Politics
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group