Journalists Killed in 2006 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Qodus
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||January 2007|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2006 - Motive Confirmed: Abdul Qodus, January 2007, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4e6495f023.html [accessed 10 July 2014]|
July 22, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan
Qodus, a cameraman for the private station, was killed in a double suicide bombing in the city of Kandahar. He had arrived at the scene of a suicide car bomb when a second attacker with explosives strapped to his body blew himself up, according to the Kabul-based Committee to Protect Afghan Journalists (CPAJ) and news reports. Qodus died of head injuries at a local hospital. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the two explosions, which also killed two Canadian soldiers and several civilians, according to international news reports.
Qodus, 25, had worked for the Kabul-based station for eight months, according to CPAJ. Fighting between Taliban militants and U.S.-led coalition forces, which invaded Afghanistan in 2001, had led to the deaths of hundreds of people in the preceding months, according to news reports.
|Local or Foreign:||Local|
|Type of Death:||Dangerous Assignment|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|