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Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy Pepe Abascal, El Mundo

JULIO  FUENTES

News Organization: EL MUNDO

Died: 2001

Location: AFGHANISTAN

War: AFGHANISTAN: WAR ON TERROR (2001-)

Ambushed Nov. 19 as he and three colleagues traveled on the road from Jalalabad to Kabul, Afghanistan's capital. The journalists were riding in the second and third vehicles in a four-truck convoy when they were stopped by six gunmen, taken into the mountains and shot. Also murdered: reporter Maria Grazia Cutuli, TV cameraman Harry Burton and photographer Azizullah Haidari. Fuentes, 46, was a reporter for his Madrid-based newspaper. One witness heard a gunman shout, "The Taliban are still here!" The journalists did not have an armed escort.