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Video Appears Showing Car Bombing of Journalist in Kiev

Footage of the car bomb explosion which killed Belarussian-Ukrainian journalist Pavel Sheremet as he drove to work this morning in central Kiev has appeared online.

Sheremet, who worked for the Ukrainskaya Pravda newspaper and the Vesti radio station, was driving a car belonging to investigative journalist Alena Pritula when he was killed.

Both journalists had complained to friends of being followed before the attack, and the intended target is not yet clear.

Ukrainian news website obozrevatel.ua posted the video, taken from local CCTV cameras. The clip shows the car exploding as it traveled across a road junction.

One eyewitness told the Kommersant newspaper that the car door had “flown off like the lid of a jam jar” when the bomb went off.

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