A British journalist was killed in an armed robbery in Ghana, and tributes have been pouring for him.

Syed Taalay Ahmed, 31, a native of Hartlepool, was slain while working for Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International (MTA).

Ahmed was in Ghana working on a documentary when his car was attacked in the town of Tamale at around 7 p.m. local time on Aug. 23.

Armed guys shot Ahmed and injured his Ghanian colleague before fleeing with the victims' money and cellphones. According to the BBC, Ahmed was pronounced deceased at the Tamale teaching hospital.

"As many are now aware, earlier this week a most devoted and sincere member of our MTA News team, Syed Taalay Ahmed sahib, lost his life while traveling abroad in Ghana on duty in the service of Islam," MTA said in a statement.

"He was a much-loved member of the MTA team and produced a series of faith-inspiring documentaries and programs. We will miss him every day and strive to build up on the great work he did," MTA added.

Ahmed, who was married and had two children, studied journalism at Sunderland University and had worked for MTA in London since 2016.

He was a member of the Hartlepool cricket team and had a deep interest in cricket and football.

Chris Smith, a former teammate, told the BBC that Ahmed always looked to be overflowing with life and joy. According to Smith, Ahmed had a contagious smile. The slain journalist, Smith said, was always up for a conversation with anyone about anything while keeping an eye on the cricket.

Press Gazette, citing the Ahmadiyya Muslim community's statement, said Ahmed was a "bright and creative journalist" who worked on several projects ranging from sports to spirituality. He directed a documentary about the Ahmadiyyat Muslim community in Hartlepool in 2017. He also contributed to the MTA's This Week With Huzoor.

According to Ghanaian police, two of the accused attackers were killed in an exchange of fire with cops, and four more suspects have been captured.

Ahmed's remains will be returned to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, and the date and details of his funeral will be announced later.

MTA stated, "We respectfully beg prayers for his family and close relatives, that Allah provide them patience during this terrible time."

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