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Malaysian Journalist Killed in Somalia, Another Injured

Officials in Somalia say a Malaysian journalist has been fatally shot and another wounded in the war-torn capital, Mogadishu.

Officials say the journalists were traveling in a car when they were shot Friday during an incident that involved African Union troops.  They say further details on the shooting are not yet clear.

Malaysia's national Bernama TV named the killed journalist as Noramfaizul Mohd Nor, a TV cameramen.

Journalists and aid workers have been flooding into Mogadishu amid Somalia's famine.

Islamist rebels from the group al-Shabab pulled out of Mogadishu last month but say the move was a change in tactics and have vowed to return.

Al-Shabab once controlled nearly all of Mogadishu but had steadily lost ground in recent months to government and African Union forces

Some information for this report was provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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