A piece of shocking news is coming in the headlines of the newspapers and news channels which increases the anger of India. A Pulitzer Prize Winner and the popular Indian Photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui has been assassinated in Afghanistan when he was covering the fighting amongst Taliban and Afghanistan troops. Farid Mamundzay, Afghanistan’s Ambassador made a Tweet on Friday through his Twitter account in which he wrote “Deeply sharing the heartbreaking news of the assassination of a friend, Danish Seddiqi in Afghanistan (Kandahar) on Thursday’s night (15th July 2021). The winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Indian reporter was inculcated with the security forces of Afghan.”

Danish Siddiqui

Indian Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui

Mamundzay further added, “I met Danish two weeks ago before he was going to Kabul. Deep condolences to his family loved ones and may God give rest to his soul and strength to his family to deal with this great loss.” Siddiqui has killed at the age of 40 and was assassinated during the fight in Spin Boldak district which is in Kandahar as per the reports. Over the last few days, the Indian reporter was covering and capturing the situation in Kandahar.

Danish Siddiqui Pulitzer Prize Winner

In Mamundzay another Tweet which is made in Hindi, the main photographer for Reuters In India was with “Security forces of Afghanistan when they were attacked by terrorists” in the province of Kandahar on Friday. Tolo News channel of Afghanistan cited sources Danish was assassinated in Kandahar. An Afghan special forces commander, Sediq Karzai was also assassinated in the same incident.

Danish Siddiqui Age, Biography, Wife, Instagram

Name Danish Siddiqui
Wife Promila Sharma
Profession Journalist
Age 40 Years
Net Worth Yet to Update
Employer Reuters
Father Akhtar Siddiqui
Kids Yet to Update
Instagram @danishpix
Dies at City Kandahar, Afghanistan
Nationality Indian

The official said Afghan special forces were battling to retake the area of the main market of Spin Boldak when Danish and the senior Afghan officials were assassinated in what was said as “Taliban crossfire”. As the report said, Siddiqui was gone on a mission made by the special forces of Afghan to rescue an injured policeman who had been trapped by the Taliban for more than 18 hours on the edges of Kandahar city.

Danish Siddiqui was from Mumbai and received the Pulitzer Prize being a part of the Photography member of Reuters news agency. He has completed his graduation from Jamia Millia Islamia in Delhi in Economics. He begins his career in Journalism in television news and then switched to photojournalism and as an intern joined Reuters in the year 2010.

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