(ANSA) - Kabul, April 4 - A man in a police officer's
uniform was arrested in the eastern Afghanistan province of
Khost for shooting and killing a German photographer and
seriously injuring a Canadian journalist, Khost police said
It is unknown whether the man was an actual police agent or
a militant posing as one, but an Afghani Taliban group has
threatened "a wide range of attacks will be launched across the
country" in view of presidential elections Saturday.
"The entirety of these fraudulent elections are in the
crosshairs of our mujaheddin," the Islamic Emirate of
Afghanistan warned on a Website page.
German photographer Anja Niedringhaus and American
journalist Kathy Gannon, both working for the Associated Press,
were shot by an armed man in a police uniform as as they were
about to enter the governor's office in the Tanai district of
the province of Khost, reported Tolo TV.