Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Michelle Lang
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2010|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2009 - Motive Confirmed: Michelle Lang, January 2010, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e649696b.html [accessed 3 August 2015]|
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Calgary Herald and Canwest News Service
December 30, 2009, in an area south of Kandahar, Afghanistan
Lang, embedded with Canadian troops in Afghanistan, was killed along with four soldiers while traveling in a military convoy. Their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb about two miles (three kilometers) south of the volatile city of Kandahar.
Four other soldiers and a Canadian civilian were injured.
Lang was the 17th journalist to be killed in Afghanistan after conflict there began in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Eleven of those who died were foreign reporters; her death was the first of a Canadian journalist in Afghanistan.
Lang was covering a provincial reconstruction team of soldiers and social workers that was working with Afghan civilians to help repair war damage, the Calgary Herald reported.
|Local or Foreign:||Foreign|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|