Thursday 13 Mar 2014
The BBC can confirm the sad news that its stringer in southern Afghanistan's Urozgan province, Ahmed Omed Khpulwak, was killed in an insurgent attack earlier today.
Afghan security officials say that up to six suicide bombers had stormed the provincial governor's compound and other government offices in the provincial capital, Tarin Kot. Ahmed Omed was in the local Radio/TV building when it came under attack.
Ahmed Omed was 25 and joined the BBC on 1st May 2008, as a stringer. He was also working for Pajwak Afghan news agency.
Peter Horrocks, Director BBC Global News, said: "The sympathies of the BBC and all of his colleagues go to Ahmed Omed's family and friends. Only this morning he was reporting on BBC Pashto about another Taliban attack that happened last night.
"The BBC and the whole world are grateful to journalists like Ahmed Omed who courageously put their lives on the line to report from dangerous places."
BBC Press Office