KABUL, Afghanistan – A police officer shot two foreign journalists in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, killing one and wounding the other.
Award-winning Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus was killed while getting into a vehicle with reporter Kathy Gannon at a district government compound in remote Khost province, provincial spokesman Baryalai Rawan told NBC News.
Niedringhaus, 48, was fatally shot in the head, while Gannon was hit twice in the arm and was being operated on, according to a family member. Gannon’s wounds were not thought to be life-threatening.
The journalists were travelling with a convoy carrying election materials to the district that borders Pakistan ahead of Saturday’s presidential poll, according to Rawan.