Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed in clashes that broke out in the Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city in Afghanistan on Friday. Danish Siddiqui has been killed in Kandahar while on a reporting assignment embedded with Afghan security forces, Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay said on Friday.

Condoling Danish Siddiqui’s demise, Farid Mamundzay, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India, tweeted: “Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the killing of a friend, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar last night. The Indian Journalist & winner of the Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan security forces. I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his family & Reuters.”


Siddiqui was in Afghanistan to assist the Reuters coverage in the country as the United States of America and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization are in the process of withdrawing the foreign military from the country after more than two decades of intervention to curb terrorism.


The Afghan government has accused the Taliban of destroying hundreds of government buildings in 29 of the country’s 34 provinces.

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The terrorist organization ruled the country from 1996-2001 till they were ousted just weeks after the horrific September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.


He received the Pulitzer Prize as part of the Photography staff of Reuters.



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