Body of British journalist to be repatriated

Africa

The body of a British journalist killed by armed robbers while on a reporting trip to Ghana is being repatriated on Wednesday.

31-year-old Syed Taalad Ahmed, from Hartlepool in north-east England worked for the UK-based Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International network.

Ahmed leaves behind his wife and two children.

The journalist was filming a documentary when he and his crew were ambushed by armed robbers, as they travelled on a major highway last week.

His employer said the documentary was meant to highlight the charity work conducted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community.

Ghanaian police say they have killed two suspects and arrested four others. They also recovered weapons and stolen items from the robbers.

In a statement, police said the gang was suspected of being behind several other violent attacks.

Ghana has a reputation for being relatively safe, but highway robberies are becoming increasingly common across the country.

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