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Swedish journalist dies in Afghanistan

TALOQAN, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Another international journalist has died while covering the war in Afghanistan, bringing the total to eight since the U.S.-led military action began in October.

A source for Sweden's TV4 said Tuesday that cameraman Ulf Stromberg, 42, died while working in Afghanistan. No details were provided.

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Reuters news agency reported that colleagues said that Stromberg was shot during a break in at the house where he was staying in Taloqan.

He died a short time later after being rushed to hospital, the report said.

Many reporters had been using Taloqan as a base while covering the Northern Alliance siege on Konduz.

Stromberg's death came eight days after four journalists -- two Italians, an Australian and an Afghan -- were killed on the road between Jalalabad and Kabul when their unguarded convoy was attacked.

Earlier this month, two French radio journalists and a writer for a German publication were killed while working near the front lines in northern Afghanistan.

A driver who escaped the attack said the assailants identified themselves as Taliban.

The region, however, is notorious for its bandits.



 
 
 
 



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