KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Swedish Embassy has confirmed that a Swedish journalist has been killed in Kabul, and Afghan police say two suspects have been arrested.
Embassy counselor Christian Nilsson tells The Associated Press that Nils Horner, the Asia correspondent for Swedish Radio, was killed on Tuesday. Nilsson says Horner was in his 50s.
Sayed Gul Agha Hashimi, the head of the Kabul Criminal Investigation Department, says the man was working for a Swedish news organization when he was shot in an affluent area in the capital. Hashimi says two suspects have been arrested.
Hashimi says the journalist died while being treated at the hospital.