Carsten Thomassen

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Afghanistan

February 10, 2009 12:54 AM ET

The security situation deteriorated as reporters came under increasing threats, both political and criminal in nature. At least three foreign correspondents and two local reporters were kidnapped across the country, not only in the provincial areas that became exceedingly...

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Arrests made in Kabul hotel suicide bombing

January 15, 2008 12:00 PM ET

New York, January 15, 2008—Afghan authorities swiftly arrested four suspects following the attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul yesterday, according to The Associated Press. The suicide blast took the lives of at least six people, including that of Norwegian...

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Carsten Thomassen

Carsten Thomassen

January 15, 2008 12:00 AM ET

Thomassen, a 38-year-old Norwegian who worked for the Oslo daily Dagbladet, was among eight people who died in a coordinated suicide bomb attack at Kabul's Serena Hotel, a gathering place for much of the country's expatriate community. The attack came during...

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