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French journalist Stephan Villeneuve killed in Mosul: French media

Smoke billows from the positions of the Islamic State militants after an artillery attack by the Iraqi forces in western Mosul, Iraq June 19, 2017. Photograph: (Reuters)

AFP Paris, France Jun 20, 2017, 02.09 AM (IST)

French journalist Stephan Villeneuve has been killed after a mine exploded in Mosul, the head of the news department at public broadcaster France Televisions said Tuesday.

Two other French journalists were injured in the explosion in Iraq's second city that killed Kurdish reporter Bakhtyiar Addad, according to France Televisions and global journalist rights watchdog Reporters Without Borders.


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