Cameraman killed during firefight in Ingushetia

September 26, 2002 12:00 PM ET

New York, September 26, 2002—Roddy Scott, 31, a British free-lance cameraman working for Britain's Frontline, a television news agency, was killed in the Russian republic of Ingushetia. Russian soldiers found his body earlier today in Ingushetia's Galashki region, near the border with Chechnya, following clashes between Russian forces and a group of Chechen fighters.

The cameraman had accompanied the Chechens as they crossed from Georgia into Russia, United Press International reported.

There are differing accounts of Scott's name, but Frontline said that he went by the name Roddy Scott.

"We mourn the loss of our colleague," said Ann Cooper, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists. "His tragic death reminds us all of the risks that journalists around the world take every day to cover the news."

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