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Saturday 16 December 2017

Journalist who was shot in war succumbs to cancer

CNN photojournalist Maragaret Moth, who survived a near-fatal gunshot wound to the face while filming in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the wars there in the early 1990s, has died. She was 59 years old.

CNN spokesman Nigel Pritchard confirmed that Moth died Sunday in Minnesota. A CNN obituary says she suffered from colon cancer for three years.

Moth was seriously wounded by sniper fire that hit a CNN van in July 1992 in Sarajevo.

After undergoing several reconstructive surgeries, she bravely returned to the battle-torn country just two years later.

She was among scores of journalists hurt or killed covering the conflict in Bosnia and Croatia during the violent breakup of Yugoslavia.

She also covered the Israeli invasion of the West Bank in 2002, the rioting that followed Indira Gandhi's assassination in 1984 and other high-profile conflicts.

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