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Update: Was “Beaten by Taliban”, Reports of Death “False”: clarifies TOLO news Reporter

In July, Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist working for an international news agency, was killed in Kandahar.

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TOLO News reporter Ziar Yaad killed by Taliban in Kabul

UPDATE: Even as Tolo News, Afghanistan’s first independent news channel, confirmed the death of its reporter Ziar Yaad Khan in Kabul, the man tweeted saying the report is false. Mr Khan said he was beaten by Taliban in Kabul’s New City and was hit at gunpoint.

“I was beaten by the Taliban in Kabul’s New City while reporting. Cameras, technical equipment and my personal mobile phone have also been hijacked. Some people have spread the news of my death which is false.The The Taliban got out of an armored Land Cruiser and hit me at gunpoint,” tweeted Mr Khan.

Earlier, TOLO news reported that Ziar Yaad was killed by the Taliban in Kabul and his cameraman beaten up by the Taliban while reporting on poverty, unemployment at Haji Yaqub intersection in Kabul, Afghanistan.

In July, Danish Siddiqui, an Indian photojournalist working for an international news agency, was killed in Kandahar.

Siddiqui had been in Kandahar covering the situation in the region after the US forces pulled out of Afghanistan recently.

According to reports, Siddiqui was embedded with Afghan forces that came under attack by Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar province. Siddiqui, who worked for Reuters and was based in Mumbai, was also awarded the prestigious Pulitzer Prize.

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