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Statement from Michael Friedenberg, President, Reuters, and Alessandra Galloni, Editor-in-Chief, Reuters, on Danish Siddiqui

We are deeply saddened to learn that our photographer, Danish Siddiqui, has been killed in Afghanistan.

Danish was embedded with the Afghan special forces in Kandahar province when they came under attack on Friday morning.

We are urgently seeking more information, working with authorities in the region, and supporting Danish’s family and colleagues.

Danish was an outstanding, Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, a devoted husband and father, and a much-loved colleague. Our thoughts are with his family at this terrible time.

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