A Somali police officer says a journalist has been seriously wounded in a car bomb blast in Mogadishu.
Captain Mohamed Hussein says Ismail Sheikh Khalif, also a media rights activist, was hurt on Tuesday when the bomb concealed in his car was detonated remotely in Waberi district.
A former radio colleague says Khalif has substantial blood loss and is being treated at a local hospital. The colleague spoke on condition of anonymity for safety concerns.
There is no immediate claim of responsibility.
Somali journalists frequently receive threats but police rarely investigate them or adequately protect reporters.