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Pulitzer-winning Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui killed in Afghanistan clashes:

Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist with Reuters, was reportedly killed during clashes in Afghanistan’s Kandahar. Siddiqui was in Kandahar over the last few days, covering the internal security situation in Afghanistan. “The Secretary General grieves the journalists killed or indeed harassed anywhere in the world and the case of Danish Siddiqui is one such case,” Farhan Haq, Deputy Spokesperson for the Secretary-General, UN, said at the daily press briefing on Friday. In 2018, Siddiqui, who recently did extensive coverage of the graveyards and mass cremations during the COVID-19 outbreak in India, became the first Indian, along with his colleague Adnan Abidi, to win the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Siddiqui had been posting updates from his coverage in Afganistan on his Twitter handle. He posted his last thread on July 13, which had pictures documenting what he was witnessing in Kandahar during the rescue mission carried by Afghan Special Forces.
Siddiqui had been posting updates from his coverage in Afganistan on his Twitter handle. He posted his last thread on July 13, which had pictures documenting what he was witnessing in Kandahar during the rescue mission carried by Afghan Special Forces.
In 2018, Siddiqui, who recently did extensive coverage of the graveyards and mass cremations during the COVID-19 outbreak in India, became the first Indian – along with his colleague Adnan Abidi – to win the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.
In 2018, Siddiqui, who recently did extensive coverage of the graveyards and mass cremations during the COVID-19 outbreak in India, became the first Indian – along with his colleague Adnan Abidi – to win the Pulitzer Prize for Feature Photography for documenting the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Siddiqui enjoyed capturing the human face of a breaking story, “While I enjoy covering news stories – from business to politics to sports – what I enjoy most is capturing the human face of a breaking story,” reads his Reuters profile page. A Reuters photographer since 2010, Siddiqui’s work spanned covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Rohingya refugees crisis, the Hong Kong protests and Nepal earthquakes.
Siddiqui enjoyed capturing the human face of a breaking story, “While I enjoy covering news stories – from business to politics to sports – what I enjoy most is capturing the human face of a breaking story,” reads his Reuters profile page. A Reuters photographer since 2010, Siddiqui’s work spanned covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Rohingya refugees crisis, the Hong Kong protests and Nepal earthquakes. Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Friday said that India strongly condemns the killing of the Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui in Afghanistan. Speaking at an event of the United Nations Security Council, Shringla raised concerns about violence against civilians during armed conflict. The Taliban has said it does know how Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui was killed and expressed regret over the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist’s death in Afghanistan’s Kandahar during clashes between its fighters and Afghan forces. “We are not aware during whose firing the journalist was killed. We do not know how he died,” Taliban’s spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN-News18 on Friday.

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