A year ago, new BrightSight speaker Tom Bowman lost two of his NPR colleagues as they were “ambushed on a remote road in southern Afghanistan while on a reporting assignment traveling with the Afghan National Army.”

Since their deaths, NPR has been investigating what happened, and today we are sharing new information about what we learned. It’s a very different story from what we originally understood. The two men were not the random victims of bad timing in a dangerous place, as initial reports indicated. Rather, the journalists’ convoy was specifically targeted by attackers who had been tipped off to the presence of Americans in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. [NPR.org]


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