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David Gilkey, Zabihullah Tamanna

05 June 2016

The French news agency AFP reported that the award-winning American journalist and his 38-year-old Afghan translator Zabihullah Tamanna were killed Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army unit that came under fire in southern Helmand province.

The National Public Radio (NPR) for which Gilkey worked said that the vehicle the journalist and his translator were travelling in was struck by shellfire near the town of Marjah, accoridng the AFP. Two other National Public Radio journalists traveling with Gilkey in a separate vehicle, reporter Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, were unharmed.