Swedish journalist shot dead in Afghan capital

Mar 11, 2014, 6:58 AM EDT
Afghan policemen stand alert at the site of an attack on a Swedish-British journalist who was shot in the head and killed in Kabul, on March 11, 2014.
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A gunman shot dead a Swedish journalist outside a restaurant in a brazen attack in one Kabul's most heavily guarded districts on Tuesday, police and embassy sources said, underscoring growing insecurity threatening next month's elections. The Swedish Embassy identified the victim as Nils Horner, 51, who worked for Swedish Radio and had dual British-Swedish nationality.
Swedish journalist shot dead in central Kabul [Reuters]
Swedish journalist shot to death in Afghan capital [AP]