Russian Journalists Killed in Central African Republic Ambush, Reports


Three Russian journalists were reportedly killed overnight in the Central African Republic (CAR) by unidentified assailants who ambushed their vehicle.

Journalist Orkhan Dzhemal, cameraman Kirill Radchenko and producer Alexander Rastorguev were killed in the attack, the Media Zona news website reported, citing unnamed sources.

The three men were shooting a documentary film about the Russia-linked Wagner private military contractor, Interfax reported.

“According to the driver’s explanations, when they were 23 kilometres (14 miles) from Sibut … armed men emerged from the bush and opened fire on the vehicle. The three journalists died instantly,” Reuters cited Henri Depele, the mayor of Sibut, around 200 km northeast of the capital Bangui, as saying. Their driver survived the…

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