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MOGADISHU, Somalia — A journalist in Somalia's capital says a bomb planted under the car seat of a Somali reporter exploded and killed him.

Abdinasir Mohamed Ali said that his colleague at Mustaqbal radio, Yusuf Keynan, died when the bomb exploded as he started his car to travel to work in Mogadishu on Saturday.

PHOTO: Mourners praying over the body of a Somali journalist, Yusuf Keynan, before burial. The journalist was killed after a bomb planted under his car exploded in Mogadishu, Somali, Saturday, June,  21 , 2014. No group has claimed the responsibility for the assassination of Keynan, the editor of Mustaqbal radio in Mogadishu, who died as he started his car to drive to work early Saturday morning, according to Abdinasir Mohamed Ali, a colleague of the murdered reporter. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
Mourners praying over the body of a Somali journalist, Yusuf Keynan, before burial. The journalist was killed after a bomb planted under his car exploded in Mogadishu, Somali, Saturday, June, 21 , 2014. No group has claimed the responsibility for the assassination of Keynan, the editor of Mustaqbal radio in Mogadishu, who died as he started his car to drive to work early Saturday morning, according to Abdinasir Mohamed Ali, a colleague of the murdered reporter. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Keynan is the first journalist murdered in Somalia this year following a series of attacks against journalists over the past two years. Targeted attacks against journalists were common in 2012 and 2013, but most of those murders were carried out by gunmen.

Somalia is one of the most dangerous countries to be a journalist, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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