Afghanistan: Reuters journalist killed

Reuters journalist Danis Sindiki was killed today in Afghanistan while covering a clash between Afghan security forces and Taliban fighters.

Afghan special forces were fighting to retake the central market area of Spin Boldak when Sindiki and a senior Afghan officer were shot dead.

Sindiki has been a journalist with the Afghan Special Forces, based in the southern province of Kandahar, since the beginning of the week, reporting on clashes between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters.