Anja Niedringhaus, Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist, was killed and her colleague Kathy Gannon wounded on April 4th when an Afghan police officer opened fire on their car.The journalists were traveling with election workers in eastern Khost province in a convoy that was protected by Afghan soldiers and police officers, according to the AP. "What the world knows about Iraq, they largely know because of her pictures and the pictures by the photographers she raised and beat into shape," said AP photographer David Guttenfelder.
According to the Washington Post, In the past month, Afghanistan’s Taliban has killed at least 25 people in Kabul, including policemen, election officials and foreigners. A Swedish journalist was shot dead in the Afghan capital last month, while a local man who worked for Agence France-Presse and his family were killed in an attack on a luxury hotel. Over the past decade, journalists have not often been targeted in Afghanistan, but that appears to be changing.
Niedringhaus is the 32nd AP staffer to die in pursuit of the news since AP was founded in 1846.
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