Prominent journalist killed in apparent car bomb assassination

July 20, 2016 12:11 PM

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Prominent journalist killed in apparent car bomb assassination

MOSCOW -- A prominent journalist was killed in a car bombing in Ukraine's capital, Kiev, on Wednesday, sending shockwaves through the Ukrainian journalist community that was shaped by the gruesome killing of the publication's founder 16 years ago.

The country's top online news website Ukrainska Pravda said its journalist Pavel Sheremet died in an explosion early on Wednesday as he got into his car to drive to work to anchor a talk show on a local radio station.

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