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Missing South African photographer killed in Libya: family

Anton Hammerl, a South African photographer who had been missing in Libya, was shot dead six weeks ago by leader Moamer Kadhafi’s forces, his family said Friday in a statement.

“Anton was shot by Kadhafi’s forces in an extremely remote location in the Libyan desert. According to eyewitnesses, his injuries were such that he could not have survived without medical attention,” the Hammerl family said in a statement posted on Facebook.

“Words are simply not enough to describe the unbelievable trauma the Hammerl family is going through.”