A photographer working for a Lebanese magazine was killed Sunday when an Israeli strike hit near her taxi in southern Lebanon, the first journalist to die in Israel's offensive, security officials said.

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Layal Nejib, 23, a photographer for the Lebanese magazine Al-Jaras, died of wounds when a strike hit near her taxi while she was driving on a road near the border town of Qana, the officials said, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the press.

Her driver survived, the officials said.

Nejib was the first journalist killed in the fighting.

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