Norwegian reporter killed as suicide squad attacks Kabul hotel


A reporter for Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet, Carsten Thomassen, was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul on 14 January.

Thomassen, who was accompanying Norwegian foreign minister on his visit to Afghanistan, was shot, along with several others, when terrorists stormed the hotel where the Norwegian delegation was staying.

Colleagues tried to save his life when they found him in the lobby of the Serena hotel but he died later at a military field hospital.

The IFJ condemned the killing, saying it “shows that Afghanistan is one of the world’s most dangerous spots for journalists”.

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