Luke Somers

06 December 2014

The US photojournalist was killed in a rescue raid by US special forces in Yemen. Somers, who

worked as a journalist and photographer for Yemeni news organisations and contributed material to international news outlets, including the BBC News website, was kidnapped outside a supermarket in the Yemeni capital Sanaa in September 2013.

Another hostage, South African charity worker Pierre Korkie, was also killed in the same incidents. Reports said that both hostages were badly injured in the firefight between American soldiers and militants. Somers was reportedly to have died while being treated on a US navy ship.

Source: BBC, AFP