tags: no motive, Timeline 2014, shooting, journalist, possible assassination, public shooting, daylight, Taliban, Afghanistan
Was it just some crazy person picking a random target, or a targeted assassination?
March 11, 2014 Murder of Nils Horner Swedish Journalist in Afghanistan Nils Horner, a Swedish journalist investigating the recent bombing of a restaurant was shot as two men walked towards him pulled out a pistol and shot him execution style with a pistol with a silencer while he was talking to a translator on a street in Kabul. The British citizen had worked for Swedish Radio SR The motive was unclear as the Taliban denied responsibility. It was two months after a suicide bombing and shooting attack against a Lebanese restaurant that killed 13 foreigners and eight Afghans that Karzai blamed on the United States. Fidai Mahaz, a small splinter group linked to the Taliban-led insurgency later claimed credit, calling him a spy for the UK.
- Dawn: Splinter group claims Swedish journalist's murder in Kabul Mar 12, 2014 - Tuesday's killing was claimed by Fidai Mahaz, a small splinter group linked to the Taliban-led insurgency that fights against the US-backed ...
- Guardian: Guardian: A Taliban splinter group linked to the kidnapping of a New York Times journalist six years ago has claimed responsibility for killing a British-Swedish reporter in Kabul. The Fidai Mahaz group said it had killed the radio journalist Nils Horner, 51, and accused him of being a spy for the UK government, in a statement posted on its website. "[Horner] was not a journalist, he was a spy of MI6, he was a special worker of MI6. He was targeted by Fidai movement," said the brief English-language statement attributed to the spokesman Qari Hamza. The group has only weak ties to the mainstream Taliban.
- Wikipedia: Nils Horner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Nils Horner (5 December 1962 – 11 March 2014) was a Swedish journalist and correspondent for Sveriges Radio. He was the station's chief correspondent in .
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nils Horner (5 December 1962 – 11 March 2014) was a Swedish journalist and correspondent for Sveriges Radio. He was the station's chief correspondent in Asia.
Horner was born in Borås. He reported from several wars and disaster areas. In 2001, he received the Marcus Ölander award for foreign correspondents, by the Public Service association at Sveriges Radio and Sveriges Television.
Author Scott Taylor, who describes himself as a “maverick war reporter”, described working beside Horner while they investigated the killing of civilians in Kosovo, during its civil war with the former Yugoslavia.
On 11 March 2014, Horner was shot dead in a street in Kabul in execution-style. The Washington Post quoted another Swedish journalist, Terese Cristiansson, who described Horner as a “a legend,” and “one of the best we have ever had.”
- ”Nils var en av våra absolut bästa”, Svt.se 11 March 2014
- Scott Taylor (2009). Unembedded: Two Decades of Maverick War Reporting. Douglas & McIntyre. p. 207-209. ISBN 9781926685885. Retrieved 2014-03-12.
- Sveriges Radios Nils Horner mördad i Afghanistan Svt.se 11 March 2014
- Kevin Sieff (2014-03-11). "Journalist’s killing in Afghanistan raises fears of possible new trend endangering foreigners". Washington Post. Archivedfrom the original on 2014-03-12. Retrieved 2014-03-12. "Horner, the South Asia correspondent for the Swedish radio station Sveriges Radio, had previously been based in New York and London, according to the station’s Web site. He had recently arrived in Kabul."
The New York Times
Mar 11, 2014Nils Horner, 51, was declared dead on arrival at the city's emergency ... But assassinations of journalists and other foreigners in the capital are ...
The Washington Post
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