Friday, September 23, 2011
Iranian Journalist Succumbs to Injuries in Kabul
Farhad Taqaddosi, a cameraman for Iran’s English-speaking Press TV, died in a hospital in Kabul from injuries he sustained in a Taliban attack on September 13. In a well-organised series of attacks, Taliban militants struck at the NATO headquarters, the US embassy and other prominent international buildings in central Kabul; seven civilians were killed in the attack, whilst a further 15 were injured. The Iranian journalist was working at Press TV’s office when the building came under the rocket attack. Taqaddosi is the 21st journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the 2001 invasion.