Photos: Photojournalist Danish Siddiqui's last work from Kandahar, Afghanistan

  • Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was killed in Kandahar province while on a reporting assignment embedded with Afghan security forces, Afghan ambassador Farid Mamundzay said on July 16. Siddiqui, the chief photographer for Reuters in India, was with Afghan security forces when they were attacked in Kandahar province. A selection of photographs from his last assignment in Afghanistan.
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A member of the Afghan Special Forces keeps a watch as others search a house during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A member of the Afghan Special Forces keeps a watch as others search a house during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Members of the Afghan Special Forces tend to an Afghan National Army soldier injured during a firefight with Taliban, who tried to attack a district centre in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Members of the Afghan Special Forces tend to an Afghan National Army soldier injured during a firefight with Taliban, who tried to attack a district centre in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A member of the Afghan Special Forces evacuates an Afghan National Army soldier injured during a firefight with Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A member of the Afghan Special Forces evacuates an Afghan National Army soldier injured during a firefight with Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Members of the Afghan Special Forces leave after a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13. Siddiqui had been embedded with Afghan special forces in southern Kandahar province since earlier this week and was reporting on fighting between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Members of the Afghan Special Forces leave after a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13. Siddiqui had been embedded with Afghan special forces in southern Kandahar province since earlier this week and was reporting on fighting between Afghan commandos and Taliban fighters.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A militiaman loads his rifle as Afghan Special Forces visit a district centre during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A militiaman loads his rifle as Afghan Special Forces visit a district centre during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A member of the Afghan Special Forces keeps a watch as others search houses in a village during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12. Siddiqui was part of a Reuters team that had won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for its coverage of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A member of the Afghan Special Forces keeps a watch as others search houses in a village during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12. Siddiqui was part of a Reuters team that had won a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for its coverage of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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A convoy of Afghan Special Forces passes through a public square early morning during the rescue mission of a police officer besieged at a check post surrounded by Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13. Siddiqui also won praise for his images of communal violence in northeast Delhi in 2020 and the devastating second wave of Covid-19 infections earlier this year.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

A convoy of Afghan Special Forces passes through a public square early morning during the rescue mission of a police officer besieged at a check post surrounded by Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13. Siddiqui also won praise for his images of communal violence in northeast Delhi in 2020 and the devastating second wave of Covid-19 infections earlier this year.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Humvees belonging to Afghan Special Forces are seen destroyed during heavy clashes with Taliban during the rescue mission of a police officer besieged at a check post, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 13.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Humvees belonging to Afghan Special Forces are seen destroyed during heavy clashes with Taliban during the rescue mission of a police officer besieged at a check post, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, on July 13.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Members of Afghan Special Forces travelling in a humvee destroyed during heavy clashes with Taliban take cover during the rescue mission of a policeman besieged at a check post, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Members of Afghan Special Forces travelling in a humvee destroyed during heavy clashes with Taliban take cover during the rescue mission of a policeman besieged at a check post, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Members of Afghan Special Forces regroup after heavy clashes with Taliban during the rescue mission of a policeman besieged at a check post, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Members of Afghan Special Forces regroup after heavy clashes with Taliban during the rescue mission of a policeman besieged at a check post, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Ahmad Shah, 28, an Afghan policeman, sits in an police armoured vehicle after being rescued by Afghan Special Forces, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13. Siddiqui’s recent reports included graphic images of vehicles of the Afghan forces being targeted with rockets, and he had tweeted a brief video of the armoured Humvee vehicle he was in being hit by a rocket.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Ahmad Shah, 28, an Afghan policeman, sits in an police armoured vehicle after being rescued by Afghan Special Forces, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 13. Siddiqui’s recent reports included graphic images of vehicles of the Afghan forces being targeted with rockets, and he had tweeted a brief video of the armoured Humvee vehicle he was in being hit by a rocket.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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An aerial view shows a mosque at a residential area on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on July 1.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

An aerial view shows a mosque at a residential area on the outskirts of Kabul, Afghanistan on July 1.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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Members of the Afghan Special Forces keep a watch as others search houses in a village during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12. The Taliban have captured key districts near Kandahar over recent days and engaged Afghan forces in several police districts on the outskirts of the capital.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Members of the Afghan Special Forces keep a watch as others search houses in a village during a combat mission against Taliban, in Kandahar province, Afghanistan on July 12. The Taliban have captured key districts near Kandahar over recent days and engaged Afghan forces in several police districts on the outskirts of the capital.(Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

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