Tysk kvinnelig fotograf drept i Afghanistan

AP-fotografen Anja Niedringhaus ble drept på jobb i dag. Bildet over tok hun i går.

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(Dagbladet): Den tyske krigsfotografen Anja Niedringhaus er skutt og drept øst i Afghanistan, mens den canadiske journalisten Kathy Gannon er kritisk skadd, melder det tyske nyhetsbyrået DPA.

Begge arbeidet for det amerikanske nyhetsbyrået AP. DPA siterer en polititalsmann i provinsen Khost, der de to ble skutt.

En mann i politiuniform har skutt de to utenlandske journalistene øst i Afghanistan. En talsmann for guvernøren i Khost omtaler drapsmannen som en reell politimann.

- Naqibullah, en politimann i Tani-distriktet i Khost, begynte å skyte mot to utenlandske journalister. En ble drept og en ble såret, sier Mobariz Zadran til Reuters.

Den norske journalisten Anders Sømme Hammer har de siste dagene oppholdt seg i naboprovinsen til Khost.

SISTE BILDE: Dette bildet tok Anja Niedringhaus i går. Blar du deg videre i serien ser du flere bilder hun har tatt de siste dagene. Foto: Anja Niedringhaus/AP
Afghan men load up a truck with office supplies and election materials to be delivered to election centers throughout the province in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Afghans go to the polls to elect a new President on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan election workers take a tea break while a security guard stretches in the afternoon sun outside the Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Afghans go to the polls to elect a new President on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan women wait to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan police men arrive to secure a registration center as men line up to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
A child hides under his mother's burqa as women queue to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
An Afghan soldier, left, and a police man peek through a window as they queue with others to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan women with a child queue to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan men wait in line to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan women wait under a tree to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
An Afghan man waits to have his picture taken for his registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan police recruits who just finished their first training at the police academy, line up as they arrive with their sleeping bags at a police station in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, March 30, 2014. The young police men where called in to help reinforce for the upcoming elections. Most of Afghanistan s security is now in the hands of the Afghan National Security Forces ahead of the withdrawal of international combat troops at the end of December. Still, international service personnel occasionally patrol troubled areas and assist Afghan troops when requested. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan men collect flags of Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadza outside a stadium where he arrived for an election campaign rally in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
An Afghan man shouts in support for presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadza as he arrives with others for an election campaign rally to the stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan men load up a truck with office supplies and election materials to be delivered to election centers throughout the province in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Afghan's go to the polls to elect a new President on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan police men secure the area as Afghan presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadza arrived for an election campaign rally to the stadium in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
An Afghan girl helps her brother down from a security barrier set up outside the Independent Election Commission (IEC) office in the eastern Afghan city of Khost, Thursday, April 3, 2014. Afghan's go to the polls to elect a new President on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
A child pulls a rope which keeps Afghan women in line queuing to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)
Afghan women queue outside a school to get their registration card on the last day of voter registration for the upcoming presidential elections outside a school in Kabul, Afghanistan, Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Elections will take place on April 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

- Jeg kommer akkurat ned fra en tur i fjellet og har fått en sms om dette. Dere i Oslo vet nok mer om hva som har skjedd enn jeg akkurat i denne saken nå, sier Hammer til Dagbladet.

Han er den eneste norske journalisten som over tid har oppholdt seg i Afghanistan for å dekke konflikten. Han har dekket situasjonen for flere norske medier de siste årene, blant dem Dagbladet. Det er på ingen måte en ufarlig jobb.

Flere journalistdrap Flere journalister er den siste tiden drept i Afghanistan, blant dem Nils Horner, som jobbet for Sveriges Radio.

Den afghanske journalisten Sardar Ahmad, hans kone og to av barna hans ble nylig drept da flere tenåringer angrep Serena Hotel i Kabul. Niedringhaus var med å dekke drapet på sin afghanske kollega og tok blant annet bildet under, som viser politiets beslag etter terroraksjonen.

- Dette er den tredje journalisten som blir drept på noen uker. Det har vært veldig spent her nå og noen redaksjoner har valgt å evakuere eller avlyse turer. Men alle vi som er igjen her mener det er viktig at vi er her, sier Sømme Hammer.

Valg Sømme Hammer er i Paktiaprovinsen i det sør-østlige Afghanistan. De to journalistene ble angrepet i Khost, naboprovinsen til Paktia.

Niedringhaus har tidligere dekket krig og konflikt i blant annet Bosnia, Irak, Libya og Pakistan.

DREPT: Det var den tyske, anerkjente fotografen Anja Niedringhaus som ble drept i Afghanistan i dag. Her i et arkivfoto fra 2005. Foto: SCANPIX
DREPT: Det var den tyske, anerkjente fotografen Anja Niedringhaus som ble drept i Afghanistan i dag. Her i et arkivfoto fra 2005. Foto: SCANPIX Vis mer

Afghanistan avholder lørdag presidentvalg, og Taliban har på forhånd truet med en rekke angrep for å stanse valget.

Nesten 200 000 soldater er nå utstasjonert landet rundt for å forhindre angrep fra Taliban. Den islamistiske organisasjonen har sagt at de vil gjøre alt for å ødelegge valget.

Det er etablert sikkerhetssoner rundt alle valglokaler med politi i midten og militærstyrker rundt. Militæropperasjonen for å sikre valget blir omtalt som den største i Afghanistan siden Taliban falt.

SKUTT: APs korrespondent i Afghanistan og Pakistan Kathy Gannon sammen med skolejenter i Kandahar 1. oktober 2011.  Den kanadiske journalisten er nå hardt skadet etter et angrep mot henne og journalisten som tok dette bildet, Anja Niedringhaus. Foto: Anja Niedringhaus/AP
SKUTT: APs korrespondent i Afghanistan og Pakistan Kathy Gannon sammen med skolejenter i Kandahar 1. oktober 2011. Den kanadiske journalisten er nå hardt skadet etter et angrep mot henne og journalisten som tok dette bildet, Anja Niedringhaus. Foto: Anja Niedringhaus/AP Vis mer
Beslag: En afghansk etterretningsoffiser viser fram beslag etter angrepet mot Serena hotell 21. mars. Foto: Anja Niedringhaus/AP
Beslag: En afghansk etterretningsoffiser viser fram beslag etter angrepet mot Serena hotell 21. mars. Foto: Anja Niedringhaus/AP Vis mer