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Nato-led forces killed BBC reporter in Afghanistan
Posted by The Agonist on September 9th, 2011

From our partners at The Agonist

Sept 8

BBC – Isaf’s Brig Gen Carsten Jacobson said Khpulwak was “holding a gadget and reaching for something in his pocket”

The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) in Afghanistan has admitted it mistakenly killed BBC reporter Ahmed Omed Khpulwak in July.

Isaf said a US soldier mistook the Pashto service journalist for an insurgent when troops responded to a militant attack in the town of Tarin Kowt in southern Uruzgan province.

Khpulwak was one of 19 people killed.

Nato launched an inquiry after initial reports that Khpulwak had been killed by insurgents were questioned.

The BBC said it recognised that Isaf had provided clarification, ending a period of uncertainty, but it would study the details of the findings on receiving the full report.

What he was reaching for was his Press Card

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