Pulitzer winning Reuters photojournalist India’s Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghan
Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui murdered
- Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui was a photojournalist.
- He started his career as a TV Journalist.
- Siddiqui was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his coverage of the Rohingya case.
Kabul: Renowned photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, who was Reuters’ chief photographer in India, was killed on Friday in the line of duty in war-torn Afghanistan while he was covering fierce clashes in the Central Asian country. He is reported to have been killed during a clash in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar.
Siddiqui was in Afghanistan to assist Reuters coverage of the country as the United States and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are in the process of withdrawing foreign forces from the country after more than two decades of intervention to curb terrorism.
The Reuters journalist’s last public anecdote was two days ago when he wrote about the violence unleashed by the Taliban in the border cities of Afghanistan and Pakistan. He wrote for Reuters that minutes after returning from a mission before dawn on Tuesday, a convoy of exhausted Afghan commandos from their base tried to rescue a wounded policeman trapped by Taliban insurgents on the outskirts of Kandahar. was going out. The time was tense but calm. The operation was nothing but a Taliban stronghold in the southern city before the movement was ousted from power in 2001. As they approached the outpost, where policeman Ahmed Shah had been hiding alone for 18 hours, some 30-40 Special Forces personnel in a line of Humvees came under automatic weapon fire.
Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui was given the Pulitzer Prize in the year 2018. He received this award for his coverage in the Rohingya case. Danish Siddiqui started his career as a TV journalist, later he became a photojournalist.
The Afghan government has accused the Taliban of destroying hundreds of government buildings in 29 of the country’s 34 provinces. The terrorist organization ruled the country from 1996-2001.
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