Photographer from The Associated Press dies shot in Afghanistan

Anja Niedringhaus was Pulitzer prize winning photographic

An experienced photographer from The Associated Press died and AP reporter was injured due to gunfire from an Afghan policeman who attacked them when both were sitting in their vehicle in eastern Afghanistan.

Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a German photographer internationally recognized, was killed instantly, according to an independent worker Television News AP unit who witnessed the incident.

Canadian Kathy Gannon correspondent many years of AP, was the head office of the agency in Afghanistan and more recently the main journalist agency for the region. Gannon was wounded by two shots and get medical attention. Her condition was described as stable and talk to the medical staff.

"Anja and Kathy worked together for years in Afghanistan covering the conflict and aspects of the population in that country. Anja was a vibrant journalist and dynamic, well liked by her revealing photographs for her warm heart and joy for life. We are torn their loss, "said the executive director of the AP, Kathleen Carroll, speaking in New York.

traslation: Belén Zapata