UNSOM condemns yesterday’s Somali journalist attack in Mogadishu

UN Mission in Somalia has strongly condemned yesterday’s bomb attack that was targeted a Somalia journalist and press freedom advocate Ismail Sheikh Khalifa who survived but sustained injuries from the attack.

“We strongly condemn yesterday’s attack targeting a Somali journalist which was a shocking disregard for the most basic principles of humanity and wishes him a speedy recovery from his injuries,” UNSOM said in a tweet

The UN mission in Somalia has also highlighted the need for an end to impunity for crimes against journalists.

Ismail Sheikh Khalif who survived an explosive attack that was planted into his car while he was driving alone when the car exploded and he was immediately rushed to the Digfeer hospital.

The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) Secretary General Mohamed Moalimu has last week criticized the government of using all means within its powers to suppress and threaten the journalist to silence them.

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