By David Walker
Anja Niedringhaus in 2005. ©Associated Press/Peter Dejong
Associated Press staff photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot and killed while covering the run-up to elections in Afghanistan, the Associated Press announced this morning. Regional correspondent Kathy Gannon was injured in the same attack and is undergoing treatment at a hospital, the wire service said.
“[I]t appears they were targeted and attacked,” AP president and CEO Gary Pruitt said a statement.
AP says Niedringhaus and Gannon were shot by an Afghan police officer while traveling with a convoy of election workers who were delivering ballots in the town of Khost, near the border with Pakistan. …read more
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