A young journalist, Abdullahi Osman Moalim has succumbed to a shrapnel wounds sustained in suicide bomb blast in Beledweyne last Sunday, his family has confirmed.

Moalim, who was a young and rising star has passed away on Wednesday in the intensice care unit at a hospital in Mogadishu, where he has been receiving treatment.

Photo for the late Somali journalist Abdullahi Osman Moalim.

He was working with Jubaland TV, a local state-run TV based in the southern port town of Kismayo, as a reporter covering the situation on the ground.

National Union of Somalia Journalists (NUSOJ) sent its heartfelt condolences to the family and colleagues of the lost journalist.

Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries in the world to work in as a journalist.