David Gilkey, a veteran news photographer and video editor for National Public Radio (NPR), and NPR's Afghan interpreter and fellow journalist, Zabihullah Tamanna, were killed while on assignment in southern Afghanistan on Sunday, June 5, 2016.
Gilkey and Tamanna were traveling with an Afghan army unit near Marjah in Helmand province when the convoy came under fire and their vehicle was struck, the network's spokeswoman, Isabel Lara, said in a statement. Two other NPR journalists, Tom Bowman and producer Monika Evstatieva, were traveling with them and were not hurt.
Gilkey, an award-winning photographer, had covered conflict and war in Iraq and Afghanistan since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on Washington and New York. He worked nationally and internationally on a wide range of stories, always committed to showing the daily human struggle.
Click through to see some of Gilkey's images.
Bravo Company's Pvt. Cody Lee Ensley walks through the safety of the gates at an American base after a daylong fierce attack by insurgents near Payendi.
From the story "Signs Of Traction In U.S. Fight Against Afghan Taliban," 2010.