December 4, 1994, in Algiers, AlgeriaMekbel, editor-in-chief of the independent, French-language daily Le Matin, was shot in the head by unknown assailants as he ate in a restaurant near his paper's offices in downtown Algiers. He went into a coma and died the next morning. The Armed Islamic Group claimed responsibility for his murder.
Beats Covered: Business, Culture, Politics, War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Murder
Suspected Source of Fire: Unknown Fire
Taken Captive: No