Saturday, November 10, 2001

Journalist, Pierre Billaud

Pierre Billaud
Pierre Billaud, special correspondent with Radio-Télévision Luxembourg (RTL), was killed 11th November 2001, in a Taliban ambush of a Northern Alliance military column near Shatarai (northern Afghanistan), with Radio France International (RFI) senior reporter Johanne Sutton and Volker Handloik, a freelance for the German weekly Die Stern.

Over 100 fighters were killed that night in the same valley.

Four other journalists, including Véronique Rebeyrotte, of the radio station France Culture, and Levon Sevunts, of Canada’s Montreal Gazette, were in the same vehicle but escaped.

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