Journalists Killed  |  Afghanistan

Farhad Taqaddosi

Press TV

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.


Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: Politics, War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Foreign

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Crossfire/Combat-Related

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group


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