Swedish-UK journalist shot dead in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan

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In summary, Nils Horner, a Swedish-UK dual citizen, was shot dead in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 11, 2014 while reporting on the upcoming presidential election and investigating a recent bombing. The Taliban claimed responsibility for his death, but this has not been confirmed and the investigation is ongoing. It is believed that Horner was targeted specifically by his attackers and the Swedish Foreign Minister stated there were no indications of a random attack. This incident highlights the ongoing dangers faced by journalists in Afghanistan, where targeted attacks and threats against media workers are common.
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Nils Horner, a Swedish journalist and correspondent for Sveriges Radio, was shot dead on 11 March 2014 in Kabul. Nils Horner was shot in the back of the head, by a gunman approaching in the street, near a busy roundabout in the Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul on Tuesday morning.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-26525987

http://sverigesradio.se/diverse/appdata/isidor/images/news_images/83/3201720_612_344.jpg [Broken]

R.I.P. :frown:
 
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Yes, barbaric and shocking... a human life means nothing over there...
 

1. Who was the journalist and what happened to them?

The journalist was a Swedish-UK dual citizen named Nils Horner. He was shot dead in a street in Kabul, Afghanistan on March 11, 2014 while reporting for Swedish radio.

2. Why was the journalist in Kabul and what was he reporting on?

Nils Horner was in Kabul to report on the upcoming presidential election. He was also investigating a recent bombing in the city.

3. Who is responsible for the journalist's death?

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the shooting, but this has not been confirmed and the investigation is ongoing.

4. Was the journalist targeted specifically or was it a random attack?

It is believed that Nils Horner was targeted specifically by his attackers. The Swedish Foreign Minister also stated that there were no indications that the attack was random.

5. What is the current situation for journalists in Afghanistan?

Afghanistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries for journalists, with targeted attacks and threats against media workers being common. This incident highlights the ongoing dangers faced by journalists reporting in conflict zones.

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