July 22, 2006, in Kandahar, Afghanistan
A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility for the two explosions, which also killed two Canadian soldiers and several civilians, according to international news reports.
Qodus, 25, had worked for the Kabul-based station for eight months, according to CPAJ. Fighting between Taliban militants and U.S.-led coalition forces, which invaded Afghanistan in 2001, had led to the deaths of hundreds of people in the preceding months, according to news reports.
Job: Camera Operator
Beats Covered: War
Local or Foreign: Local
Type of Death: Dangerous Assignment
Suspected Source of Fire: Political Group
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