Mohamed Sheikh Nor, Associated Press
In this photo taken in 2010, the director of Shabelle radio station Hassan Osman Abdi, right, popularly known as Hassan Fantastic, presents a programme on social issues in the radio station's studio in Mogadishu, Somalia. A producer at the Somali radio station says unidentified gunmen shot dead the station's director, a 29-year-old father of three, while on his way home in the chaotic capital Mogadishu on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Journalists in Mogadishu say they fear for their lives after a second journalist was killed in less than two months.

Journalist Mohamed Bashir Hashi's voice broke with emotion as he read a death threat sent to his mobile phone: "If God wills it, you will be the next apostate to be killed."

After gunmen killed Somali journalist Hassan Osman Abdi on Saturday, colleagues and friends feared attending his funeral, since militants in Somalia have targeted such gatherings in the past. Abdi was 29 years old and the director of the Shabelle radio station.

The militant group al-Shabab appeared to claim responsibility for Osman's death, saying on its website that the killing would serve as a "lesson" to other journalists. Al-Shabab, which runs its own radio station, said Shabelle was an anti-Islamist station.