Swedish cartoonist Lars Volks, who lived under police protection after receiving death threats from the Prophet Mohammed in 2007, died in a car crash on Sunday.
The 75-year-old and two police officers were killed when they collided with an oncoming truck. Swedish Police confirmed to AFP.
“It is being investigated like any other road accident. Since two policemen were involved, the investigation has been assigned to a special part of the prosecutor’s office.
The accident happened near the small town of Markard when the car ولکس۔ He was traveling when he was hit by an oncoming truck. According to police, both the vehicles caught fire and the truck driver was admitted to the hospital.
The cause of the crash was not immediately clear, police said in a statement.
“The man we were protecting and two of his colleagues died in this incomprehensible and tragic tragedy,” said Carina Person, the local police chief.
Volks has been under police protection since his 2007 cartoon. محمد The dog’s corpse caused outrage among those who saw the image of the Muslim prophet as deeply provocative or blasphemous.
Al-Qaeda has offered a ڈالر 100,000 reward for information leading to the capture of Wilkes.
The photo also sparked diplomatic friction, with then-Swedish Prime Minister Frederick Reinfeldt meeting with ambassadors from several Muslim countries to ease tensions.
In 2015, Volks. Survived a gun attack. At a free speech conference in Copenhagen that killed a Danish film director.