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Danish Siddiqui was brutally murdered and his corpse mutilated by the Taliban inside a Mosque

As per reports, Indian photojournalist Danish Siddiqui did not get killed in a crossfire in Afghanistan but was "brutally murdered" by the Taliban after they verified his identity, according to a report published in Washington Examiner on Thursday (July 29).

Siddiqui was on assignment in Afghanistan when he died when clashes broke out between Afghan troops and the Taliban in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar city.

After Siddiqui death was reported, the left media in India tried to whitewash his murder by not blaming the Taliban and said religion did not kill Danish Siddiqui but only a bullet. In fact, the 'liberals' had hailed the Taliban for expressing regret at killing Danish.

According to an eyewitness account, shrapnel had hit Siddiqui, and then he and his team went to a local mosque where he received first aid. However, when the Taliban got to know this information they attacked the mosque and local investigation give a clear indication the Taliban only attacked the mosque because of Siddiqui's presence there..

"Siddiqui was alive when the Taliban captured him. The Taliban verified Siddiqui's identity and then executed him, as well as those with him. The commander and the remainder of his team died as they tried to rescue him," it said.

"While a widely circulated public photograph shows Siddiqui's face recognisable, I reviewed other photographs and a video of Siddiqui's body provided to me by a source in the Indian government that show the Taliban beat Siddiqui around the head and then riddled his body with bullets," wrote the writer Micheal Rubin, who is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.

Once Siddiqui was captured by the Taliban they carried out a summary execution and then violated one of the basic tenets of Islam and mutilated his corpse.

Siddiqui had won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for his coverage of the Rohingya crisis and he also had posted pictures of funeral pyres during the height of the second wave of coronavirus.

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