According to reports from southern Kandahar province, an Indian journalist was killed during the war in the Spinboldak district of Kandahar bordering Pakistan.

The Afghan journalists’ union confirmed the murder of Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist who used to work for Reuters.

The union said the journalist was killed last night during the war, he was in the area to cover the war in southern Afghanistan.

Danish was a Pulitzer prize winner and used to work as a photojournalist for Reuters. He had a degree in Mass Communication and as well as another degree in economics from Jamia Islamia, Delhi.

This comes as the Taliban has seized Spinboldak, an important district in the southern Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The Afghan Ministry of Defense has announced they are ready to fight back the Taliban to retake the territory.

Amrullah Saleh, the first Vice-President of Afghanistan has said that the Pakistan army in the Spinboldak border has not allowed the Afghan airforce to conduct an airstrike on the Taliban militants.

However, Pakistan has denied the claim by the Afghan VP, Amrullah Saleh.


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