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Journalist Killed in Afghanistan

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus was shot by an Afghan police officer.
3:00 | 04/04/14

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News tonight now about a death of pulitzer prize-winning photographer. Reminding everyone that the codes of war in Afghanistan. ABC's Muhammad Lila tells of the new risks and one woman's legacy. Reporter: They're gripping images she dedicated her life to capturing compassion in war, a young boy releases a kite, a marine grieving for a fallen friend and a newborn baby, so delicately wrapped in burqa. Now Anja niederinhaus's camera is soaked in blood. She and ap correspondent Kathy Gannon were in the backseat when an Afghan police officer walked up, yelled god is great, and opened fire. Anja, died instantly. We spoke with their interpreter who ran to Kathy after she was shot. The only one thing she repeated and repeated, she said to me don't move, stay with me, don't move, stay with me. Reporter: It's part of a spike in violence, ahead of tmorrow's key election, the winner deciding if American troops stay past this year. The Taliban have vowed to disrupt the election, disrupt democracy. But now there's a new fear that they're targeting the journalists covering them. It's a danger niederinghaus and Gannon knew all too well. The pair who risked their lives to tell Afghanistan's stories have become the latest tragic story -- themselves. Muhammad Lila, ABC news, kabul.

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