Danish Siddique, an Indian photojournalist and a Pulitzer Prize winner working with Reuters, was killed while covering the clashes in Kandahar, Afghanistan, on Thursday night.
Siddique was embedded with the Afghan Special Forces, and had been reporting on their operations against the Taliban.
Indian ambassador to Afghanistan Farid Mamundzay confirmed the death of Siddique.
“Deeply disturbed by the sad news of the killing of a friend, Danish Seddiqi in Kandahar last night. The Indian Journalist & winner of Pulitzer Prize was embedded with Afghan security forces. I met him 2 weeks ago before his departure to Kabul. Condolences to his family & Reuters,” he tweeted.