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NUSOJ condemns bomb attack on radio station

(NUSOJ/IFEX) - 26 August 2011 - The Nation Union of Somali Journalists (NUSOJ) vehemently condemns a bomb attack on the Daljir radio station that injured a security guard and damaged the station's premises in the early hours of 26 August 2011, in Galkayo town, in Somalia's semiautonomous region of Puntland.

"The bomb attack wounded one of the radio station's security guards and damaged the station's building," said Abdifitah Omar, Daljir's director. The station's managers said Daljir is an independent station and works for the public good. He demanded that the authorities immediately investigate the incident.

"We cannot take this incident as a normal violent action. We expect a swift and thorough investigation to bring the perpetrators to justice," said NUSOJ secretary general Omar Faruk Osman.

This is the second time Daljir has been violently attacked by unidentified assailants, and no action was taken against the perpetrators of the previous incident. NUSOJ believes that any threats to media outlets, journalists and other media workers constitute an attack on media freedom.
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