Sunday, November 11, 2001

Journalist, Johanne Sutton

Johanne Sutton
Johanne Sutton, a reporter for Radio France Internationale was killed on the evening of 11th November 2001, when Taliban forces fired on a Northern Alliance military convoy.

She was among a group of journalists who were riding with Northern Alliance soldiers in an armored personnel carrier (APC). The soldiers were advancing toward Taliban positions near the city of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar Province and the alliance's former headquarters.

Taliban forces opened fire on the convoy and hit the APC carrying the journalists with a rocket-propelled grenade. The jolt from the grenade's impact caused some people to fall off the tank while others may have jumped off. It was unclear whether the journalists who died were killed in the cross fire, or whether Taliban soldiers later executed at least two of them.

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