Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize victor, has been killed in Kandahar while on a detailing task implanted with Afghan security powers, Afghan envoy Farid Mamundzay said on Friday.
“Profoundly upset by the pitiful information on the killing of a companion, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar last evening. The Indian Journalist and victor of Pulitzer Prize was implanted with Afghan security powers. I met him fourteen days prior before his flight to Kabul. Sympathies to his family and Reuters,” Mamundzay tweeted.
Afghanistan’s Tolo News channel refered to sources as saying that Siddiqui was killed in Spin Boldak area of Kandahar. It didn’t give further subtleties.
Siddiqui had as of late provided details regarding a mission by Afghan uncommon powers to safeguard a police officer who had been cut off from others and had battled the Taliban for quite a long time all alone. His reports included realistic pictures of vehicles of the Afghan powers being focused on with rockets.
Wild battling has been accounted for in and around the southern city of Kandahar, the capital of the area of a similar name. The Taliban have caught key regions close to the city and connected with Afghan powers in a police locale on the edges of the capital.
India cleared approximately 50 ambassadors, support staff and security faculty from the department in Kandahar on an Indian Air Force trip on July 10 in the midst of developing worries about the security circumstance in the city.
In the course of recent days, Spin Boldak area has seen weighty battling after the Taliban caught a key boundary crossing that connects to Chaman in Pakistan’s Balochistan territory.