Raw: AP's Niedringhaus Laid to Rest in Germany


The funeral for celebrated AP photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed in Afghanistan by a police commander last week, was held in her birthplace of Hoexter, Germany on Saturday. (April 12)



Hoexter, Germany - April 12, 2014

1. Wide interior of Corvey Abbey

2. Mid photograph of Associated Press photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed by a police officer in Afghanistan last week

3. Mid of coffin

4. Tight candles and note reading (German): "In Deep Mourning"

5. Mid AP representatives, including President and CEO Gary Pruitt and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll, taking seats at the funeral

6. Wide pan of mourners at funeral

7. Mid photograph of Niedringhaus

8. Wide funeral service

9. Mid mourners singing

10. Various of coffin being taken out of abbey


11. Various coffin being carried out of abbey and placed into hearse


The funeral of Associated Press photojournalist Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed by a police commander in Afghanistan last week, was held in Germany on Saturday.

The service was held at Corvey Abbey in Niedringhaus' birthplace of Hoexter.

Niedringhaus and senior AP correspondent Kathy Gannon were shot in their own car with an AP freelancer and a translator in the city of Khost, eastern Afghanistan.

Niedringhaus died instantly of her wounds, while Gannon was treated at a hospital in Khost before being evacuated to a French-run NATO military medical facility in Kabul, and eventually transferred to a hospital in Germany, where she is in stable condition.

Forty-eight-year-old Niedringhaus had covered conflict zones from the Balkans in the 1990s to Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan.

The suspect, identified as a unit commander named Naqibullah, surrendered immediately after the attack on April 4 in front of dozens of security forces and election workers on a heavily guarded government compound.

The shooting was the first known case of a security insider attacking journalists in Afghanistan - part of a surge in violence targeting foreigners.

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