Reuters Photographer Shot in Afghan-Taliban Fighting

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In the recent war outbreak between Afghan-Taliban, a Reuters news agency says one of its photographers was killed in the area.

The fighting had started since the U.S withdraw it, troops, from Afghan, after which the Taliban embark on their old military takeover.

However, countless of the report stated that the military group have already taken over many important areas.

That said, another war outbreak had caused the death of a Reuters photographer found in the midst of dead bodies.

As the report outline, Afghan government forces are fighting to retake a border crossing with Pakistan from the Taliban. An incident happened after the Taliban took over Spin Boldak. The border between Afghan and Pakistan.

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed in clashes in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city in Afghanistan on Friday.

And the recapture of Spin Boldak, resulting in an intense fight that kills a Reuters photographer and many others.

Witnesses on the Pakistan side of the border said on Friday they saw intense fighting and bodies.

The Taliban had seized the Spin Boldak crossing earlier this week.

As also reported by The Reuters news agency that one of its photographers who was embedded with Afghan commandos was killed in the area.

However, the agency identified him as Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Danish Siddiqui.

The Taliban have overrun dozens of districts in Afghanistan and captured several border crossings in recent weeks, since the start of the final phase of the withdrawal of U.S. and NATO troops.

“We are urgently seeking more information, working with authorities in the region,” Reuters President Michael Friedenberg and Editor-in-Chief Alessandra Galloni said in a statement. “Danish was an outstanding journalist, a devoted husband and father, and a much-loved colleague. Our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in a statement on Twitter that he was “deeply saddened with the shocking reports” of Siddiqui’s death and extended condolences to his family.

That said, Siddiqui had told Reuters recently that he had been wounded in the arm by shrapnel earlier on Friday while reporting on the clash.

However, he was treated and Taliban fighters later retreated from the fighting in Spin Boldak.

In an unexpected attack by Taliban fighters, as the report said, Siddiqui had been talking to shopkeepers when the Taliban attacked again, the Afghan commander said.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Taliban had not been aware a journalist was reporting from the site of what he described as a “fierce battle” and that it was not clear how Siddiqui had been killed.

The United Nations said in a report this year that Thirty-three journalists were killed in Afghanistan between 2018 and 2021.

Ten journalists were killed on April 30, 2018, including nine reporters and photographers who died in a suicide bomb attack in Kabul, and a journalist working for the Afghan language service of the BBC who was shot in the eastern city of Khost.

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On Nov. 19, 2001, Reuters journalists Harry Burton from Australia and Afghan-born Azizullah Haidari were also killed by gunmen who stopped their convoy on the road to Kabul from the Pakistani border. They were travelling to Kabul to cover the fall of the Taliban regime.

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