BBC Journalist Ahmed Omed Khpulwak Killed By U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

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    BBC Journalist Ahmed Omed Khpulwak Killed By U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

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    So sad to learn about this thing, BBC writer Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, 25, was among a minimum of nineteen people who perished during a strike in Afghanistan in July. Thurs NATO admitted that the reporter was really murdered by a US soldier. The soldier mistook Khpulwak for a terrorist. Article source: NATO admits BBC journalist was accidentally killed by US soldier.
     
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    I agree is is concerning. The OP article says
    BBC Journalist Ahmed Omed Khpulwak Killed By U.S. Forces In Afghanistan

    It is not the first time we have lost a journalist to the US
    BBC NEWS | UK | Iraq reporter unlawfully killed
     
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    Unless you've been in that situation, you have no fucking clue how easy it is for this to happen. It is the risk that journalists take. Don't want the risk? Stay out. Not rocket science.
     
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    Well that may be your view on it but in the case of Terry Lloyd it was certainly seen as a war crime though it took several years of hard work to get this decision.

    To you it may be fine for US soldiers to be trigger happily shooting British journalists in ambulances but to me it is not and while journalists are indeed exceedingly brave working to bring us the truth, that does not give anyone the right to needlessly kill them or to show disrespect for human life.
     
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    More overly emotional, hysteria. How dull.
     
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    Are you saying suicide bombers don't speak English and can't pass themselves off as reporters? don't forget Ahmad Shah Masoud of the Northern Alliance was murdered by 2 suicide bombers who disguised themselves as Belgian journalists.:doubt:
     

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