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Al Jazeera reporter shot dead in Lebanon

Claudia Theophilus killed while using rifle in incident described as accident

Al Jazeera reporter shot dead in Lebanon
Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite channel in Doha. (KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)

A web producer at Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera was shot dead in
Lebanon, where she was on holiday, it was confirmed to Arabian Business Qatar.

Claudia Theophilus was killed in
Baakleem, in the mountains of Lebanon, around 14:30 local time. According to
sources close to Qatari media, the 42-year old Malaysian was shot while using a
rifle in what has been defined as an
accident.

Two people with her at the time are now being questioned by Lebanese police.

An Al Jazeera employee later confirmed Theophilus's death to Arabian Business Qatar via text message.

Messages of condolence were posted on social networks by Al Jazeera
English employees and other people.