Photographer killed and reporter wounded in Afghanistan

KABUL — On Friday, a photographer for the Associated Press was killed and a reporter wounded after an Afghan police officer shot each of them repeatedly, Washington Post reports.

The journalists were with election workers in eastern Khost province in a convoy that had Afghan protection by soldiers and police officers, according to the AP.

Anja Niedringhaus, the photographer, was killed instantly and the reporter, Kathy Gannon, is in stable condition; both were experienced in the area.

The man who shot Niedringhaus and Gannon, Naqibullah, was a mid-level police officer and was taken into custody afterwards.

Reporters and photographers had never been targeted by Afghan forces until the shooting of Niedringhaus and Gannon.

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