Belarusian journalist Pavel Sheremet killed in car bombing

July 20, 2016 8:08 AM

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Pavel Sheremet, 44, a prominent Belarusian journalist who had been working in neighboring Ukraine where there are relatively fewer barriers to independent reporting, was killed in a car bombing in Kiev on Wednesday, local media said.

Ukrainska Pravda, the country's top online publication, said Sheremet died in an explosion as he got into his car to drive to work. The car was owned by its editor-in-chief Alyona Pritula, the publication said. She was not in the car at the time of the explosion.

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