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Brett Renaud: US journalist and filmmaker killed in Ukraine

A US journalist working in Ukraine has been shot dead in the town of Irpin, outside Kyiv, police say.

Brett Renaud, 50, was a journalist and filmmaker who had previously worked for the New York Times.

Kyiv's police chief Andriy Nebytov said he had been targeted by Russian soldiers. Two other journalists were injured and taken to hospital.

It is the first reported death of a foreign journalist covering the war in Ukraine.

Photographs are circulating online showing a press ID for Renaud that was issued by the New York Times.

In a statement, the newspaper said it was "deeply saddened" to hear of Renaud's death but that he had not been working for the newspaper in Ukraine.

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