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UN demands probe into killing of Al Jazeera journalist

The UN human rights office says it is “appalled” at the killing of a veteran Al Jazeera reporter in the West Bank and demands a transparent investigation.

Shireen Abu Akleh, 51, was shot dead as she covered an Israeli army raid in Jenin.

UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet’s office says it is on the ground and trying to verify the facts.

“We urge an independent, transparent investigation into her killing. Impunity must end.”

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