Ahmed Omed Khpulwak
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US soldier shot BBC reporter in Afghanistan

Nato forces in Afghanistan say a BBC reporter killed in July was shot dead by a US soldier.

Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, who reported for the BBC's World Service, died during a suicide attack in Uruzgan Province.

Initial reports suggested he was killed by the Taliban but a Nato investigation now confirms that he was shot dead by an American who mistook him for a suicide bomber.

David Loyn reports.

Interviewees include: Jawid Khpulwak, brother; Brigadier Gen Carsten Jacobson, ISAF spokesman; Peter Horrocks, Director BBC Global News.

  • 09 Sep 2011
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