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    Sunday's death of a US photojournalist and his interpreter in Afghanistan is a reminder of dangers that Afghan people continue to face, US State Secretary John Kerry said.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — National Public Radio (NPR)’s ‎David Gilkey and Zabihulla Tamanna died in an attack on an Afghan army unit they were with on an assignment, according to the broadcaster.

    ​"This attack is a grim reminder of the danger that continues to face the Afghan people, the dedication of Afghan national defense and security forces to securing their country," Kerry said in a statement.

    He praised Gilkey – whose assignments took him to Afghanistan, Somalia, Haiti, Gaza, Iraq and dozens of other places – as a "gifted story‎teller" who understood the power of imagery to enhancing the power of understanding.

    Afghanistan continues to be in a state of political and social turmoil, with long-standing Taliban insurgency and other extremist factions operating in the country.


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