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Photo Credit: -Photo courtesy Mian Khursheed, Reuters

AZIZULLAH  HAIDARI

News Organization: REUTERS

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: reporters Maria Grazia Cutuli and Julio Fuentes and TV cameraman Harry Burton. Haidari, 33, was a photographer for his London-based wire service. One witness heard a gunman shout, "The Taliban are still here!" The journalists did not have an armed escort.