News NPR reporter killed in Afghanistan attack

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  1. Tim

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    KABUL, Afghanistan — An American journalist for NPR was killed on Sunday afternoon along with his Afghan translator in a Taliban ambush in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, the Afghan military confirmed. NPR also confirmed their deaths on Sunday.

    The victims were identified as David Gilkey, a photographer and videographer who was part of a four-person NPR team embedded with Afghan Special Forces in Helmand Province, and his translator, Zabihullah Tamanna. The other two American journalists on the team were unhurt.

    The journalists were in a five-vehicle special forces convoy driving on the main road from Lashkar Gah, the capital of Helmand Province, to Marja when Taliban insurgents fired at the convoy with heavy weapons, said Shakil Ahmad, the spokesman for the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps in Helmand.

    The vehicle carrying Mr. Gilkey and Mr. Tamanna was destroyed, Mr. Ahmad said. It was not immediately clear where the other two NPR journalists were at the time of the attack.

    Mr. Gilkey was an award-winning journalist who had extensive experience covering conflicts in Gaza, South Africa, Iraq, the Balkans and Afghanistan.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/06/w...bihullah-tamanna-npr-afghanistan-taliban.html
     
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    Died doing what he loved.
     
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    He sounds like a brave man with all that experience. Rest in peace fellow American.
     
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    Any relation to bernard gilkey?

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    "Afghan special forces"

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    Them reporters have no fear. RIP newsman
     
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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::backlol::lol1::lmao::giggle::jj::haha::jumping::backlol2::lol:
     
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    Because people are clamoring for more video and reporting about that bunch of shitheads over there.
     
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    Just like Joan Rivers.
     
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