Two US photojournalist killed in Libya

April 21st, 2011 - 12:40 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): Two American photojournalists were killed in Libya while covering battles between rebels and government forces.

Tim Hetherington, best known for co-directing the Oscar-nominated documentary on the Afghanistan war “Restrepo,” was killed in Libya while covering the conflict as a photojournalist for Panos Pictures.

Chris Hondros, a New York-based photographer for Getty Images, was also killed by a rocket-propelled grenade, CBS News reports.

Two other journalists- Guy Martin and Michael Christopher Brown , who has worked as a freelancer for several large publications were also wounded.

Hetherington, was killed a day after he tweeted: “In besieged Libyan city of Misrata. Indiscriminate shelling by Qaddafi forces. No sign of NATO.”

Misrata has been under siege for nearly two months, and human rights groups have warned the situation there is increasingly dire.

The photographers got to the heavily contested city by sea from Benghazi, the rebel capital. The group had allegedly been working together near the front lines when they were struck by a rocket-propelled grenade. (ANI)

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