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Journalists shot in Afghanistan; one killed

Friday, April 04, 2014 - 00:27

April 4 - A photographer is killed and a reporter wounded in a shooting in the Afghan province of Khost. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 An Afghan policeman shot two foreign journalists working for Associated Press in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing one and wounding the other, the news agency said. The attack took place on the eve of a presidential election that Taliban insurgents have pledged to disrupt through a campaign of bombings and assassinations. The AP said photographer Anja Niedringhaus had been killed and reporter Kathy Gannon wounded while they were sitting in their car. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP Television freelancer who witnessed the shooting. Canadian reporter Kathy Gannon, 60, was wounded twice and was receiving medical attention, the AP said. She was described as being in stable condition and talking to medical personnel, it said. The two journalists were in a remote small town on Afghanistan's border with Pakistan when the attack took place. Last month, a prominent Afghan journalist with the Agence France-Presse news agency was killed alongside eight other people when Taliban gunmen opened fire inside a heavily fortified luxury hotel in the centre of the capital, Kabul.

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Journalists shot in Afghanistan; one killed

Friday, April 04, 2014 - 00:27