Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddique, employed with information company Reuters, was killed whereas reporting in Afghanistan’s Kandahar on Thursday evening.
Mr Siddique was using together with the Afghan Special Forces, and had been reporting on their operations towards the Taliban within the area.
In a collection of tweets on July 13, the photojournalist recounted how the car he was touring in was focused and that he “felt fortunate to be protected”.
Afghan Special Forces, the elite fighters are on varied frontlines throughout the nation. I tagged together with these younger males for some missions. Here is what occurred in Kandahar at the moment whereas they have been on a rescue mission after spending the entire evening on a fight mission. pic.twitter.com/HMTbOOtDqN
— Danish Siddiqui (@dansiddiqui) July 13, 2021
Earlier, round 50 diplomats and different workers members on the Indian consulate in Afghanistan’s Kandahar have been evacuated in view of the “intense preventing close to Kandahar metropolis”. Taliban has been attempting to regain management over Afghanistan because the US pulls out its forces after practically 20 years.
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay tweeted in regards to the photojournalist’s dying.
Deeply disturbed by the unhappy information of the killing of a buddy, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar final evening. The Indian Journalist & winner of Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan safety forces. I met him 2 weeks in the past earlier than his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his household & Reuters. pic.twitter.com/sGlsKHHein
— Farid Mamundzay Farid Mamundzai رید ماموندزی (@FMamundzay) July 16, 2021
The photojournalist headed Reuters’ multimedia staff in India. His devastating drone photographs of funeral pyres throughout Covid’s brutal second wave in India had spotlighted international consideration on the nation.