Sunday, November 18, 2001

Journalist, Julio Fuentes

Julio Fuentes
Julio Fuentes, a journalist with Spain's El Mundo, was murdered along the road between Jalalabah (Nangarhar province) and Kabul, with Maria Grazia Cutuli, special correspondent of the Italian daily Corriere della Serra, Harry Burton, an Australian cameraman for Reuters news agency Video News, and Azizullah Haidari, an Afghan photographer for Reuters.

On 19th November 2001, six gunmen stopped their eight-vehicle press convoy two hours after it left for Kabul at Tangi Abrishum bridge, 90 km east of Kabul. They ordered the journalists to follow them up a nearby hill and hit and stoned them when they refused.

They then shot Cutuli and another journalist and killed the other two soon afterwards. Their bodies were taken Jalalabah hospital next day and identified by colleagues.

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