Reuters India chief photographer Danish Siddiqui was killed in Afghanistan whereas overlaying clashes in Spin Boldak district in Kandahar. The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist had been overlaying the state of affairs in Kandahar over the previous couple of days, Afghan news channel TOLOnews reported.
Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Farid, Mamundzay, confirmed the news on Twitter. “Deeply saddened by the unhappy news of the homicide of a buddy Danish Siddiqui in Kandahar final evening. Indian journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner was with Afghan safety forces after they have been attacked by terrorists,” his tweet learn.
Deeply disturbed by the unhappy news 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 फरीद मामुन्दजई فرید ماموندزی (@FMamundzay) July 16, 2021
Afghan forces clashed with Taliban fighters in Spin Boldask after they launched an operation to retake the very important border crossing with Pakistan, AFP reported.
In 2018, Siddiqui and his colleague Adnan Abidi grew to become the primary Indians to obtain the Pulitzer Prize for Function Pictures for documenting the Rohingya refugee disaster. Siddiqui has additionally lined the 2020 Delhi riots, the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nepal earthquake in 2015, Battle of Mosul in 2016-17, and the 2019–2020 protests in Hong Kong.