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Murdered Afghan Interpreter and Journalist Missed

Last weekend, Afghan interpreter Ajmal Naqshbandi was murdered by the Taliban. He, an Italian journalist and their driver had been kidnapped a month ago.

The driver was beheaded shortly after the kidnapping. The Italian journalist was released after the Afghan government released five Taliban prisoners. Naqshbandi was killed after the government refused to release more prisoners.

Christian Parenti, a correspondent for The Nation, had worked with Ajmal Naqshbandi in Afghanistan and speaks with Scott Simon about Naqshbandi's talents as a translator and journalist.


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