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Norwegian journalist killed in Afghanistan
Latest Updated at 2008-January-15 10:17:00
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Norwegian journalist Carsten Thomassen was killed in a terrorist attack on Monday in Afghan capital Cabul, according to a statement posted on the Norwegian Foreign Ministry website.

Thomassen was one of journalists who were accompanying Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere on his visit to Afghanistan, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said.

"I was deeply saddened to learn that Carsten's life could not be saved following the terrorist attack on Hotel Serena," the Norwegian foreign minister said in the statement.

"Carsten was dedicated to his work as a journalist. All of us who were together with Carsten in Kabul are filled with grief and despair," the foreign minister added.

An employee of Norwegian Foreign Ministry was also wounded and was sent to a hospital for treatment together with Carsten Thomassen, according to reports reaching here from Oslo.

A Norwegian delegation headed by Norwegian Foreign Minister arrived in Kabul earlier on Monday. They were hit by the explosion and firing attack at a luxury hotel in Kabul.

Editor: Yan

By: Source: chinanews.cn

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