Military officials said that five journalists working for Barqa TV, a station in eastern Libya, were found dead on April 27, 2015 with their throats slit. The five included Libyan journalists Khaled Al Sobhi, Younes Al Mabruk Al Nawfali, Abdallah Al Karkaai and Yousef Kader Boh, and Egyptian photographer Mohamed Jalal. The group was kidnapped in August 2014 at a checkpoint manned by militants from the Islamic State group. Libyan military officials blamed the group for the murders, although it was unclear exactly when they took place.