TV journalist from Somalia tragically loses life in deadly suicide attack


A tragic incident unfolded in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, as a suicide bombing claimed the life of a renowned Somali TV journalist at a local restaurant. Abdifatah Moalim Nur, also known as Qeys, was a dedicated member of Somali Cable Television and was fatally injured in the explosion at the Blue Sky restaurant, situated near the presidential palace and national museum. According to the authorities, the attack involved a suicide bomber who detonated himself in front of the restaurant, causing injuries to four other individuals. Daud Aweis, the Information Minister, denounced the “cowardly terrorist suicide attack” in a statement. The Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), which serves as a local media watchdog, revealed that Qeys, a staunch supporter of press freedom, had been facing threats. The National Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) also condemned the journalist’s death, describing it as “senseless and brutal.” Claiming responsibility for the attack, the al-Shabab militant group further heightened tensions in the region.