Reuters has confirmed that its journalist was killed on Friday while filming live on the border with Israel in southern Lebanon.
“We are deeply saddened to learn that our videographer, Issam Abdallah, has been killed,” the news agency said in a statement, adding it was working with authorities in the region to obtain more information.
Six other journalists working for Reuters, AFP and Al Jazeera were wounded, AFP reported.
The United Nations extended its deepest condolences to Reuters following the death of its crew member. UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric called for an investigation into what exactly had happened.
Southern Jordan came under Israeli shelling earlier in the day after the Israel Defense Forces accused Lebanese armed group Hezbollah of firing rockets into the Israeli territory.