Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, July 16
Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters Chief Photographer Danish Siddiqui was killed in Afghanistan's Kandahar in a clash with the Taliban on Thursday night.
Siddiqui had been posting updates from his courageous coverage in Afghanistan on his Twitter page, which was last updated on July 13.
The Humvee in which I was travelling with other special forces was also targeted by at least 3 RPG rounds and other weapons. I was lucky to be safe and capture the visual of one of the rockets hitting the armour plate overhead. pic.twitter.com/wipJmmtupp— Danish Siddiqui (@dansiddiqui) July 13, 2021
THREAD.— Danish Siddiqui (@dansiddiqui) July 13, 2021
Afghan Special Forces, the elite fighters are on various frontlines across the country. I tagged along with these young men for some missions. Here is what happened in Kandahar today while they were on a rescue mission after spending the whole night on a combat mission. pic.twitter.com/HMTbOOtDqN
Siddiqui, in his early 40s, was killed during clashes in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar, Tolo News quoted sources as saying.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan
- Photos from slain Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui's brave Afghanistan, Covid coverage
The Indian journalist was covering the situation in Kandahar over the last few days. Siddiqui was based in Mumbai. He had received the Pulitzer Prize as part of the Photography staff of Reuters news agency. Siddiqui graduated with a degree in Economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He had a degree in Mass Communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre at Jamia in 2007.--with PTI
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