Luke Somers

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Luke Somers
Luke Daniel Somers

DiedDecember 6, 2014[2] (aged 33)
NationalityUnited Kingdom/United States
Alma materBeloit College (2008)[3]

Luke Daniel Somers (1981 – 6 December 2014)[4] was a British-American photojournalist. He was held hostage by the militant Islamist group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen until they killed him. He was a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and the United States.[5]

Somers was born in London. He graduated from Beloit College in Wisconsin with a Bachelor's degree in Creative Writing and later traveled to Egypt before settling in Yemen.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. Al-Qaida threatens to kill U.S. photojournalist,; accessed December 6, 2014.
  2. Hostages Luke Somers and Pierre Korkie killed during rescue attempt in Yemen,; accessed December 7, 2014.
  3. Beloit College grad threatened by Yemen's al-Qaida in new video Archived 2014-12-05 at,; accessed December 6, 2014.
  4. UK Birth Registers, Westminster, vol 15, p. 2279
  5. Al-Qaeda in Yemen threatens to kill British-born hostage,; accessed December 7, 2014.
  6. Staff, Associated Press. "Luke Somers, American Killed In Yemen, Had 'Wanderlust'". HuffingtonPost.