Laurent Bisset

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Bisset, a reporter for the state-owned Radio Congo and an outspoken supporter of President Pascal Lissouba, was found dead outside his home in Bacongo, an opposition stronghold. The neighborhood had been besieged for days when fighting broke out between government troops and opposition forces. At least 25 people died, and scores more were wounded. There are contradictory reports as to whether he was targeted for his reporting or killed in cross fire.