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Journalists Killed in 1994 - Motive Confirmed: Ahmed Issaad

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1995
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Algerian Television
November 30, 1994, Algeria

Ahmed Issaad, a reporter for Algerian Television, and Nasseredine Lekhal, a reporter for the state-owned Arabic-language daily El-Massa, were killed in Boufarik, about 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) south of Algiers. They were among five residents of Boufarik whom gunmen killed in a raid on the neighborhood. The journalists were forced out of their homes then shot and beheaded, according to Algerian Television.

Job:Broadcast Reporter
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Unknown Fire
Taken Captive:No


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