A Somali journalist working for the country’s state-run broadcaster was killed in a car-bombing claimed by Islamist militant group al-Shabaab.
Hindiya Hajji Mohamud was driving in the south of the capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday when a bomb hidden in her vehicle detonated, police officer Mohamed Hassan said by phone.
Mohamud died of blood loss after being rushed to the hospital, Abdirahim Isse Addow, director at the state broadcaster, said by phone.
Al-Shabaab said it carried out the attack in a statement read on Radio Andalus, which supports the insurgents. While African Union forces and the Somali army have dislodged the militants from large tracts of territory, the al-Qaeda-linked group has proven capable of repeatedly striking the heart of the capital city.