Taliban militants with weapons 370.
(photo credit: REUTERS/Parwiz)
Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed in Afghanistan and AP reporter Kathy Gannon was wounded when a gun man opened fire on them on Friday.
The gunman was dressed as a policeman.
The attack took place on the eve of a presidential election that Taliban
insurgents have pledged to disrupt through a campaign of bombings and assassinations.
The two journalists were in a remote small town on Afghanistan
's border with Pakistan
when the incident took place.
A spokesman for the governor of Khost
province suggested that the assailant was actually a policeman.
, a policeman in Tani district of Khost
, opened fire on two foreign journalists. One was killed and one was wounded," Mobariz Zadran
Last month, a prominent Afghan journalist with the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency was killed alongside eight other people when Taliban
gunmen opened fire inside a heavily fortified luxury hotel in the center of the capital, Kabul
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