Journalists Killed  |  Afghanistan

Abdul Qodus

Aryana TV

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.

Medium: Television

Job: Camera Operator

Beats Covered: War

Gender: Male

Local or Foreign: Local

Freelance: No

Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment

Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group

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