The religion of peace strikes again.
A veteran photographer for Associated Press (AP) has been shot dead and a long-serving journalist for the news agency has been wounded in eastern Afghanistan by an Afghan policeman.
The injured journalist was named as experienced Canadian-born Pakistan and Afghanistan correspondent Kathy Gannon by the Canadian Embassy in Kabul.
She was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention, according to AP. She was described as being in stable condition and talking to medical personnel.
Internationally acclaimed German photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, was named as the journalist killed.
The two were in a police station the remote small town of Khost on the Afghanistan border with Pakistan when the incident took place.
“Anja and Kathy together have spent years in Afghanistan covering the conflict and the people there. Anja was a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her insightful photographs, her warm heart and joy for life. We are heartbroken at her loss,” said AP Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, speaking in New York.
In a surprise development:
As they were sitting in the car waiting for the convoy to move, a unit commander named Naqibullah walked up to the car, yelled “Allahu Akbar” — God is Great — and opened fire on them in the back seat with his AK-47. He then surrendered to the other police and was arrested.
At some point people might realize who the real enemy is.