Ajmal Naqshbandi

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Attacks on the Press 2007: Afghanistan

February 5, 2008 12:00 PM ET

AFGHANISTAN Six years after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan, journalists were increasingly pessimistic about the future. The personal tragedies of several Afghan journalists illustrated how much the press situation had worsened amid political disarray, faltering security, and human rights abuses....

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Ajmal Naqshbandi

April 8, 2007 12:00 AM ET

Taliban fighters beheaded reporter Ajmal Naqshbandi in the Garmsir district of Helmand province after the Afghan government refused demands to free jailed Taliban leaders in exchange for the journalist's release. Naqshbandi was abducted on March 4 with La Repubblica...

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Sayed Agha

March 15, 2007 2:01 AM ET

Agha, a driver, was kidnapped on March 5 by Taliban in Helmand province. He was seized along with La Republicca reporter Daniele Mastrogiacomo and freelance journalist Ajmal Naqshbandi.According to Mastrogiacomo, Agha was beheaded several days after the group was grabbed....

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