Afghan Cop Kills AP Journalist

    Bullet holes are seen in the car in which Associated Press (AP) photographer Anja Niedringhaus and reporter Kathy Gannon were travelling when they were shot at, in Khost province April 4, 2014. A man dressed as a policeman shot the two foreign journalists in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing one and critically wounding the other, police, a doctor and a local official said. The AP news agency said on Friday in a dispatch that Niedringhaus had been killed and Gannon wounded in Afghanistan on the eve of a presidential election.     REUTERS/Stringer (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MEDIA) - RTR3JWN6


    Two journalists for the Associated Press were shot by an Afghan police officer on Friday while in their car. Anja Niedringhas, 48, a German photographer, died instantly, according to an eyewitness. Reporter Kathy Gannon, 60, was hit twice and is now in a stable condition. According to another journalist on the scene, the two were traveling in an election convoy that was being guarded by the Afghan National Army and Afghan police. A unit commander then walked up to the car, shouted "Allahu Akbar" and began shooting them in the back seat with an AK-47. The shooter has been arrested.

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