Saturday, November 10, 2001

Journalist, Volke Handloik

Volker Handloik, a German freelance reporter for Die Stern, was killed 11th November 2001, in a Taliban ambush of a Northern Alliance military column near Shatarai (northern Afghanistan), with Radio France International (RFI) senior reporter Johanne Sutton and Pierre Billaud, a correspondent for Radio TV Luxembourg.

Over 100 fighters were killed that night in the same valley.

Four other journalists, including VĂ©ronique Rebeyrotte, of the radio station France Culture, and Levon Sevunts, of Canada’s Montreal Gazette, were in the same vehicle but escaped.

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