Bodies of slain journalists recovered -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Bodies of slain journalists recovered

JALALABAD- The bodies of four international journalists have been recovered and were identified by colleagues, a day after their convoy was ambushed in a narrow mountain pass on the road to the Afghan capital, Kabul.

The four journalists had been reported missing and feared dead in the wake of the ambush as they drove from the eastern city of Jalalabad.

They were: Australian television cameraman Harry Burton and Azizullah Haidari, an Afghan photographer, both of the Reuters news agency; Maria Grazia Cutuli of Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera; and Julio Fuentes of the Spanish daily El Mundo. Militiamen found the bodies and brought them to a hospital in Jalalabad, where they were identified by colleagues.

The four were among more than a dozen international journalists traveling in a convoy of around eight cars from the eastern city of Jalalabad to the capital Kabul.

Source: Business Recorder
Date:11/21/2001