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  • FILE - This Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo shows bullet holes in the car in which Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus and AP reporter Kathy Gannon were traveling when they were shot by an Afghan policeman, in Khost, Afghanistan. Niedringhaus, 48, an internationally acclaimed German photographer, was killed instantly, according to an AP Television News freelancer who witnessed the shooting. Gannon was wounded twice and is receiving medical attention. Fellow officers say the Afghan police commander responsible for the shooting seemed a calm, pious man who may have come under the influence of Islamic fundamentalists calling for vengeance against foreigners over drone strikes. (AP Photo, File)

    Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

    Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital - a rare case in which an Afghan officer or soldier who shot a foreigner was captured alive.

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