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Taliban Attack Kills American Journalist David Gilkey in Helmand, Afghanistan

06 June 2016

The French news agency AFP reported that the award-winning American journalist David Gilkey 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 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.

Source:AFP