Car bomb kills journalist in capital

Gabow is the fourth journalist killed this year in Somalia, currently ranked 167th out of 180 countries for journalist safety by Reporters Without Borders.

Mohamed Gabow had borrowed the car from a friend, Mohamed Mustaf, an editor at Kalsan TV, told Reuters.

“Unexpectedly it exploded and he died on the spot. We do not know who was behind it,” he added.

Local government officials confirmed the incident.

“The journalist … died after a bomb planted in a car he drove exploded.

“His body has now been taken to a hospital. The police will investigate,” said Abdifatah Halane, the spokesman for the mayor of Mogadishu.

No group has ever claimed the killing of a journalist in the capital.

Somalia has been convulsed by instability, violence and lawlessness since early 1990s following the toppling of military dictator Mohamed Barre.

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