Taliban denies its role in Danish Siddiqui’s death, express regret


New Delhi: Taliban denied its role in the death of Pulitzer winning photojournalist Danish Siddiqui and expressed its regret over the same.

“We are not aware during whose firing the journalist was killed. We do not know how he died,” Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid told CNN-News18.

Danish, who was associated with Reuters, was reportedly killed while covering a clash between Taliban and Afghan forces in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesperson added that journalists entering the war zone should inform Taliban so that they can be taken care of “Any journalist entering the war zone should inform us. We will take proper care of that particular individual… We are sorry for Indian journalist Danish Siddiqui’s death,” he said.

During his career as a photojournalist, Danish covered several important stories in Asia, Middle East and Europe. Some of his works include covering the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, Rohingya refugees crisis, Hong Kong protests, Nepal earthquakes, Mass Games in North Korea and living conditions of asylum seekers in Switzerland.

He had clicked some iconic photographs during anti-CAA protests, Delhi pogrom, workers’ migration and farmers protests. The media fraternity across the world are grief stricken over his unfortunate demise.



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