Pulitzer winner photojournalst killed in Afghanistan

Photo: EPA Afghan security forces stand guard at a checkpoint near the Spin Boldak border, 14 July 2021.

Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed on Friday while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters near a border crossing with Pakistan, news wires reported. According to reports, Siddiqui was embedded with Afghan forces that came under attack by Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province.

Siddiqui, who worked for Reuters and was based in Mumbai, was winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

Taliban fighters have captured a vital border crossing with Pakistan at Spin Boldak, in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan, officials and insurgents said on 14 July, in the latest militant offensive of seizing territories since 1 May when American forces in Afghanistan began withdrawing.

 

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