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Journalists Killed in 2001 - Motive Confirmed: Marc Brunereau

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 2002
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September 5, 2001, in Taloqan/Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan

Brunereau, a freelance reporter who spent years covering the war in Afghanistan for publications including the Belgian daily Le Soir, died in Tashkent of wounds sustained in a 1999 shelling incident in Taloqan, Afghanistan.

Brunereau and others were arriving by helicopter in the northern city of Taloqan when the airfield came under Taliban fire. Brunereau suffered severe shrapnel wounds. Although he received months of medical treatment, including several operations, shrapnel that remained in his body caused continuing health problems and apparently resulted in his death two years later.

Job:Print Reporter
Beats Covered:War
Local or Foreign:Foreign
Type of Death:Crossfire/Combat-Related
Suspected Source of Fire:Military Officials


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