Luke Somers’ sister says he was killed in failed Yemen rescue attempt

Luke Somers, 33, an American photojournalist who was kidnapped over a year ago by al-Qaeda, poses for a picture during a parade marking the second anniversary of the revolution in Sanaa, Yemen, in February last year.

American photojournalist Luke Somers, held by al-Qaeda militants following his abduction in Yemen’s capital Sanaa in September last year, was killed during a failed rescue attempt early Saturday, his sister said.

Lucy Somers said she learned of her brother’s death from the FBI. “We ask that all of Luke’s family members be allowed to mourn in peace,” she said. Lucy Somers gave the comments to the Associated Press.
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Photo: Hani Mohammed, AP