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Danish Siddiqui and his latest report from war-torn Afghanistan

New Delhi: Danish Siddiqui, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist working for Reuters, an international news agency, has been killed in Afghanistan’s Kandahar, reports confirmed on Friday. Riding with the Afghan forces, Mumbai-based Siddiqui Siddiqui had covered their operations in Kandhar against the Taliban after US troops began withdrawing from Afghanistan recently. The Taliban recently claimed that their fighters had recaptured 85 percent of the territory in Afghanistan – a figure disputed by the government.Read also – Pulitzer Prize-winning Reuters photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan

On July 13, in a series of tweets, Siddiqui in his early 40s had tweeted ‘felt lucky to be safe’ while showing how the vehicle he was traveling in was attacked by the Taliban. “Humvee, where I traveled with other special forces, was also targeted by at least 3 RPG rounds and other weapons. I was lucky to be safe and catch the visual of one of the rockets hitting the armor plate over my head “, he tweeted three days ago. Read also – Pakistan closes important border crossing with Afghanistan following reports of Taliban seizing key area nearby

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As an expression of grief over Siddiqu’s death, Afghanistan’s Ambassador to India Farid Mamundzay said, “Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the killing of a friend, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar last night. The Indian journalist and winner of the Pulitzer Prize was integrated with Afghan security forces. I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure for Kabul. Compassion to his family and Reuters. ”

Everything you need to know about Danish Siddiqui

Based in Mumbai, Siddiqui had received the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his reporting on the Rohingya refugee crisis as part of the photography staff of the Reuters news agency.

Siddiqui graduated with a degree in economics from Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi. He had a degree in mass communication from the AJK Mass Communication Research Center in Jamia in 2007.

He started his career as a TV news correspondent, switched to photojournalism and joined Reuters as an intern in 2010.

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