Swedish journalist killed in Kabul

Reuters | The Washington Post

Swedish Radio correspondent Nils Horner was shot dead outside a restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, Katharine Houreld reports:

Horner had been waiting outside a Lebanese restaurant with his driver and translator when two men in Western clothes approached and one shot him at point-blank range in the back of the head, said Zubir, a guard at the restaurant who uses only one name.

Horner "had only recently arrived in Kabul," Kevin Sieff reports.

He was “a legend,” said Swedish journalist Terese Cristiansson, “one of the best we have ever had.”

The flag at Swedish Radio is at half-mast:

This past weekend, Omar Abdul Qader, a cameraman for the Beirut TV station Al-Mayadeen, was killed in Deir al-Zor, Syria. Canadian photojournalist Ali Moustafa was killed in Aleppo on Sunday. The Toronto Star has a slideshow of his recent work.

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