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FT Quotes RFE/RL Kabul Bureau Chief

The Financial Times reported on a special forces raid that freed Stephen Farrell, a British-born journalist, but resulted in the death of a British commando and Afghan journalist Sultan Munadi. The report quotes Amin Mudaqiq, Kabul bureau chief for RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan. An excerpt is reprinted below. The full article is available here.

Afghan Journalist's Death Sparks Fresh Anger

Matthew Green | Financial Times


NATO faced fresh Afghan anger over civilian deaths on Wednesday after special forces staged a commando raid that succeeded in rescuing a New York Times journalist but led to the death of his Afghan colleague.

Sultan Munadi was killed during an exchange of fire between Nato troops and gunmen who were holding him along with fellow journalist Stephen Farrell, a dual British-Irish citizen.

Amin Mudaqiq, the Kabul bureau chief of Radio Azadi, one of Afghanistan’s biggest independent broadcasters, said journalists might stage protests in response to Mr Munadi’s death.

“The journalist community is really angry,” Mr Mudaqiq told the Financial Times. “It seems there was neglect on the part of the rescuers.”