Yemen

Khalid Mohammed al- Washli

04 January 2015

The correspondent of Al-Masirah TV died of wounds he sustained in a road side bomb blast which targeted a gathering of Shiite Huthi militiamen, also known as Ansarullah, in the Dhamar, according to AFP quoting security sources. He was the first journalist known to the IFJ to be killed in the world since the start of 2015. Media reports said that Al-Quaeda in the Arab Peninsula claimed responsibility for the attack in a statement posted on jihadist websites.

The Yemeni Journalists' Syndicate (YJS), an IFJ affiliate, said that al-Washli was killed while doing his job in an attack which also claimed the lives of three other people and wounded many more.

Source: AFP/YJS