11/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Death Of Sultan Munadi, Journalist Killed During Raid, Angers Afghans


The killing of an Afghan journalist in a rescue operation to free him and a colleague from Taliban capture has sparked calls for an inquiry into his death.

Sultan Munadi was killed during a British Special Forces raid on the compound where they were being held early on Wednesday morning.

Steven Farrell, a reporter for The New York Times, was rescued unhurt.

Vincent Brossel, regional head at Reporters Without Borders, told Al Jazeera: "It is not clear at all what happened and that is why we asked the Afghan Journalists Organisation to appeal to the British government to launch an investigation.

"We must know exactly what happened because it is not clear; We don't have any clear hypothesis, and we need the truth because there is a lot of anger amongst Afghan journalists.

"He was a very respected and senior journalist in Afghanistan, so we must know the truth."

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