Afghanistan: Award-winning Indian Photographer Killed

Danish Siddiqui was part of a team of Reuters photographers who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for presenting photographs on the Rohingya refugee crisis - Photo: Reuters

According to the Afghan commander, Reuters journalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while reporting on a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near the Pakistani border crossing.

The official said Afghan Special Forces were fighting to retake the main market area of ​​Spain Boldak when Danish Siddiqui and a senior Afghan official were killed, according to Reuters, according to foreign news agency Reuters. Killed

Danish Siddiqui has been working as a journalist with the Afghan Special Forces in the southern province of Kandahar since the beginning of this week, reporting on fighting between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters.

"We are urgently seeking more information and are working with regional authorities to address this," Reuters news agency President Michael Friedenberg and Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Galloni said in a statement.

"Danish was a great journalist, a husband, a father and a great companion. Our best wishes are with his family in this difficult time," he said.

On Friday, Danish Siddiqui told Reuters that his arm had been injured by a bullet while reporting on the clash, and that he had been treated and recovered when the Taliban retreated during the fighting in Boldak, Spain. had been.

Danish Siddiqui was talking to shopkeepers when the Taliban attacked again, the Afghan commander said.

Reuters is unable to independently verify the details provided by the Afghan military official, who requested anonymity before the Afghan Defense Ministry's statement came to light.

Danish Siddiqui was part of the Reuters team of photographers who won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for their portrayal of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

He has been working as a Reuters photographer since 2010 and has covered the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Rohingya refugee crisis, the protests in Hong Kong and the earthquakes in Nepal.

The Taliban captured Spin Boldak on Wednesday, the second-largest crossing point on the Afghan border with Pakistan.

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