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First name:  Jawed

Last name:  Ahmad

  • Gender:  Male
  • Job:  Journalist
  • Media outlet:  Canadian TV
  • Type of media:  TV
  • Born:  Afghanistan

  • Died:  10 March 2009 Afghanistan
  • War zone:  yes
  • Targeted? yes

Jawed Ahmad was gunned down this evening by two men in a vehicle as he was getting out of his own car in the centre of the southern city of Kandahar. Also known as “Jojo Yazemi,” he died on the spot.

  • Ahmad was arrested by the US military in 2007 on suspicion of being an “enemy combatant” because of his contacts with the insurgents. Claiming he posed a danger to the coalition forces and the Afghan government, the Americans held him at Bagram air base, north of Kabul, for 11 months.

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