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Two NPR journalists killed in Afghanistan

New York, June 5, 2016 - Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna and American photographer David Gilkey were killed today while traveling in a military convoy in southern Afghanistan, according to their employer, U.S. public broadcaster NPR. The two were traveling with an Afghan army unit near Marjah, in Helmand province, when the convoy came under attack.

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David Gilkey

David Gilkey, 50, died when at least one rocket propelled grenade hit the Afghan Army vehicle in which he was travelling. His Afghan colleague, Zabihullah Tamanna, and the Afghan army driver of the vehicle were also killed. The journalists were on assignment for NPR at the time, the U.S. broadcaster said in its account of the deaths. They died on their first day of being embedded with the Afghan army.

June 5, 2016 5:05 PM ET

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Zabihullah Tamanna

Zabihullah Tamanna, 38, died when at least one rocket propelled grenade hit the Afghan Army vehicle in which he was travelling. His American colleague, David Gilkey, and the Afghan army driver of the vehicle were also killed. The journalists were on assignment for NPR at the time, the U.S. broadcaster said in its account of the deaths. They died on their first day of being embedded with the Afghan army.

June 5, 2016 5:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Egypt

Cairo attacks continue; reporter dies from earlier shooting

AP photographer Khalil Hamra is injured in Tahrir Square on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mohammed Abed)New York, February 4, 2011--Journalists in Cairo faced assaults, detentions, and threats again today as supporters of President Hosni Mubarak continued their efforts to obstruct news coverage of protests demanding the Egyptian leader's ouster. While the extent of attacks lessened after a peak on Thursday, ongoing anti-press activities remain at an alarming level that must be halted, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. In addition, a journalist shot a week ago while filming a demonstration died today, a state newspaper reported, and Al-Jazeera reported that security agents detained the network's Cairo bureau chief along with another journalist.

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