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Award-winning French TV journalist killed in Homs

French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier has been killed in the Syrian city of Homs, the first Western journalist to die in the country’s current unrest.

He was on a government-authorised trip to the city, the France 2 channel reported. According to the BBC Gilles Jacquier is among nine people killed in a grenade attack in Homs. A colleague said that minutes earlier they had interviewed some people at a pro-government gathering.

In 2003 Gilles Jacquier received the French Pulitzer prize equivalent, the Prix Albert Londres, for his work on the second Palestinian intifada. He took a bullet wound to his side during the 2003 intifada when a shot came through his bullet-proof vest. He had also won an award for work in Afghanistan.