Today, April 4th, Anja Niedringhaus, a German photojournalist working for the Associated Press was shot and killed in Afghanistan while traveling with a convoy of election workers. Another journalist named Kathy Gannon who was with her was also shot at and injured but managed to stay alive.
Here's an excerpt from a news report: "As they were sitting in the car waiting for the convoy to move, a unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled "Allahu Akbar" - God is Great - and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. He then surrendered to the other police and was arrested."
I was first acquainted with the work of Niedringhaus about three years ago. I've followed with awe her stints in war-torn nations like Iraq and Afghanistan. So it's with sadness that I digested the news of her untimely fall.
If you want to see samples of her work, you can check them out here or here.
|Source: The Atlantic|