Somalia: Female Comedian Accidentally Shot Dead During Filming


MOGADISHU (Somaliguardian) – A Somali YouTube sensation has been shot dead accidently while filming a rehearsal comedy video in the town of Garowe in Somalia’s semi-autonomous region of Puntland, her colleague has told local media.

Asad Abou Diaby, a member of the comedy group popular on Youtube has been quoted by local media as saying that the young girl was shot dead by her co-actor Libah Yare.

“My friend accidently shot dead Anisa while were rehearsing a short comedy video today, ‘May Allah have mercy on our sister,” Asad told Dalsan Radio.

The youths have recently uploaded short comedy videos of them with AK47s and firearms, though it has been unclear how they accessed the weapons.

Anisa was rushed to hospital but her chances of surviving were too slim and died at a medical facility in the town of Garowe.

Police in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland say the man behind the killing has been arrested and have established an investigation into the incident.

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