Bulhan was stabbed at
least five times in the chest and abdomen during a clan reconciliation meeting,
two local journalists told CPJ, in what was the second attack on a Somali
journalist in just four days. Bulhan was in stable condition today in
continue to be targeted while covering both village and regional conflicts," said
Local journalists told CPJ that they believed the assailant to be angry with Bulhan over comments the journalist made on Radio Abudwaq about a recent clan attack. The assailant, who was not identified, fled the area after the attack. The reconciliation meeting in Abudwaq involved the country's two main rival clans: the Hawiye and Darod clans.
Belhan, 38, also did freelance work for radio stations across the country, the National Union of Somali Journalists reported.