Yemeni journalist killed in Saudi-led airstrike: witness

Published January 18th, 2016 - 05:00 GMT

Almigdad Mojalli, a freelance Yemeni journalist, is said to have been killed in a Sunday airstrike by Saudi-led coalition warplanes in rebel-held Sanaa, AFP reported witnesses as saying.

Mojalli's colleague, photojournalist Bahir Hameed, told AFP Mojalli was hit by shrapnel as a missile struck Sanaa's Jaref suburb while he was covering airstrikes in the region.

"Planes were hovering above when we were struck," Hameed told AFP.

Mojalli reports for Voice of America and the IRIN humanitarian news agency.

IRIN tweeted out news of Mojalli's death on its official Twitter account Sunday afternoon.

At least five journalists were killed in Yemen last year, according to Reporters Without Borders (RSF).

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