A Somali TV journalist was on Monday killed in a suicide bombing at a restaurant in the capital, Mogadishu, police have said.
Abdifatah Moalim Nur, alias Qeys, who worked for Somali Cable Television, died in the explosion at Blue Sky restaurant near the presidential palace and national museum.
In a statement, police said four other people were injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up in front of the restaurant.
Information Minister Daud Aweis condemned the “cowardly terrorist suicide attack”.
Qeys, a staunch advocate of press freedom, faced threats, the Somali Journalists Syndicate (SJS), a local media watchdog, said.
The al-Shabab militant group said it carried out the attack.