Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Swedish Radio Reporter Shot Dead In Kabul
Via The Local: Swedish reporter Nils Horner was killed in Kabul on Tuesday. The journalist was reportedly shot in the back of the head while carrying out street interviews. Reports came through early on Tuesday that a foreign national had been killed in the Afghan capital near a restaurant where 21 people, including 13 foreigners, were murdered in January. Horner was reportedly a dual national of Sweden and the UK. "This is one of the worst days in the history of Sveriges Radio", said SR's CEO Cilla Benkö. "Nils was one of our absolute best and most experienced correspondents and what has happened to him today is horrible. We're doing our best to gather all the details". A doctor at Kabul's emergency hospital said Horner was dead on arrival. Horner's last story was broadcast on Monday, in which his signature gravelly voice informed radio listeners about Afghan women's fears about the resurgent influence of the Taliban.