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Journalists Killed in 1996 - Motive Confirmed: Mohamed Guessab

Publisher Committee to Protect Journalists
Publication Date January 1997
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Algerian Radio
August 12, 1996, in Algiers, Algeria

Guessab, host of "Radio Koran," a religious program on state-run Algerian Radio, was fatally shot while driving with his two brothers, one of whom was killed and the other seriously wounded, in the Algiers suburb of Beau Fraisier. Islamic militants are thought to be responsible for his murder.

Job:Columnist / Commentator
Beats Covered:Politics
Local or Foreign:Local
Type of Death:Murder
Suspected Source of Fire:Political Group
Taken Captive:No


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