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Photojournalist dies in Tripoli clashes

Published: January 20, 2019 12:08:54 | Updated: January 22, 2019 19:46:53


Security forces stand around the headquarters of Libya's foreign ministry after a suicide attack in Tripoli, Libya on December 25 last — Reuters photo used for representation

A freelance photographer, who had contributed to the Associated Press among other news organisations, was killed in clashes between rival militias in the Libyan capital Tripoli, a government official and relatives said on Saturday.

Mohamed Ben Khalifa died of a random shell in the Libyan capital while covering the clashes, reports Reuters.

The fighting broke out this week, breaching a shaky ceasefire brokered by the United Nations in September.

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