Malaysian Journalist Killed In Somalia

A Malaysian journalist has been shot dead in the Somali capital.

Report says Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, 41, was killed in Mogadishu on Friday as he accompanied the aid agency Putera 1Malaysia Club on a humanitarian mission.

A Somali official said Nor was shot as he was traveling in a car near a busy junction known as Kilometer Four and African Union troops were involved.

African Union officials were not immediately reachable for comment.

The circumstances of the shooting were unclear.

A car bomb was found at Kilometer Four on Saturday but defused before it could explode, a Mogadishu-based security official said.

The United Nations first declared famine in Bakool and parts of the Shabelle regions July 20.

Since then, famine has also been identified in and among the displaced-people’s communities of Mogadishu and the Afgoye corridor west of the capital.

Aid agencies and journalists have been flooding into the capital to respond to war-ravaged Somalia’s widespread famine.

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