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Fri Apr 4, 2014, 06:56 AM

Afghan policeman kills AP reporter Niedringhaus, wounds Gannon

Source: BBC News Asia

4 April 2014
Afghan policeman kills AP reporter Niedringhaus, wounds Gannon

(excerpt)

Photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was killed instantly in the attack, the news agency confirmed.

Veteran reporter Kathy Gannon, 60, was said to be receiving medical treatment after she was wounded in the attack.

They came under attack whilst travelling with election workers delivering ballots in the Tanay district of Khost province.

An eyewitness said a police unit commander opened fire on the journalists as they were waiting for their convoy to move inside a security compound... MORE


Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-26881347



Now that's what I call protecting people from Taliban threats.

RIP, Ms. Niedringhaus... and hopes for Ms. Gannon's full recovery.



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Fri Apr 4, 2014, 08:23 AM

1. A gallery of Anja's photos

This is just heartbreaking.

http://www.anjaniedringhaus.com/

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Fri Apr 4, 2014, 10:13 AM

3. So sad.

I saw this story on my FB news feed first thing this morning.

A very touching comment from Peter Turnley -

"I am so sad to hear of the death of Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan today. My heart goes out to all of her friends and family. I worked with her in many places throughout the world over the years, and she was a wonderful photographer and person. The entire world is so blessed for the commitment and courage of Anja who bore witness for us all to the realities of our times. God bless her soul, and my heartfelt condolences to all of her friends and colleagues, and to all of you out there, doing such important, powerful, and beautiful work each day with all of your hearts at great risk to your life."

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