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Photographer killed in Israeli bombing

(RSF/IFEX) - Reporters Without Borders has expressed great shock at the death of Lebanese press photographer Layal Nagib in an Israeli attack on the southern Lebanese town of Cana. Her death follows that of a technician for Lebanese TV station LBC in Israeli bombing east of Beirut on 22 July 2006.

"We are appalled that the Israeli army is taking so few precautions to avoid civilian deaths or casualties, especially among the media," the worldwide press freedom organisation said. "We demand that the Israel government investigate the shooting that killed Nagib. We will not be satisfied by the army's standard response that the targets were military ones linked to Hezbollah."

Nagib, 23, was killed when a missile exploded near her car on the road between Cana et Siddiqin, not far from the southern city of Tyre. Her driver and local doctors said she was killed instantly. She was covering the Israeli bombing of southern Lebanon for the magazine "Al Jarass" ("The Bell") and had also worked for several international news agencies.

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