Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Farhad Taqaddosi
|Publisher||Committee to Protect Journalists|
|Publication Date||20 December 2011|
|Cite as||Committee to Protect Journalists, Journalists Killed in 2011 - Motive Confirmed: Farhad Taqaddosi, 20 December 2011, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/4f045a9fc.html [accessed 24 April 2014]|
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September 20, 2011, in Kabul, Afghanistan
Taqaddosi, a cameraman for Iran's Press TV, died in a Kabul hospital from injuries he suffered in the Taliban's September 13 attack on prominent international buildings in Kabul, the station reported.
In a well-orchestrated series of attacks, Taliban militants struck at the U.S. Embassy, NATO headquarters, and other buildings in central Kabul, news reports said. Seven civilians were killed and 15 wounded, news reports said. Taqaddosi was working at Press TV offices in central Kabul when the attack took place, the Iranian state outlet reported.
Taqaddosi was the 21st journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S. invasion, CPJ research shows. Fourteen, or two-thirds, of the fatalities were international journalists. Afghanistan is one of the few places in the world where this proportion exists, CPJ research shows. In most countries, even during times of war, local journalists are killed in far greater numbers than foreign journalists.
|Beats Covered:||Politics, War|
|Local or Foreign:||Foreign|
|Type of Death:||Crossfire/Combat-Related|
|Suspected Source of Fire:||Political Group|