Updated: 03/21/2014 16:56 | By Agence France-Presse

AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad killed in Kabul hotel attack

Sardar Ahmad, a staff reporter at the Agence France-Presse news agency, was killed in an attack on Kabul's Serena hotel, it was confirmed Friday.

AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad killed in Kabul hotel attack

This photo taken on October 28, 2009, in Kabul, shows armed Afghan police surrrounding the Serena hotel in central Kabul - by Romeo Gacad

Ahmad, 40, was shot dead along with his wife and two of his three children when Taliban gunmen attacked the hotel on Thursday evening.

An AFP staff photographer identified the four bodies at a city hospital and said the family's youngest son was undergoing emergency treatment after being badly wounded in the attack.

Ahmad, who also ran the Kabul Pressistan media company, joined AFP in 2003 and became the agency's senior reporter in Kabul.

He covered all aspects of life, war and politics in his native Afghanistan for AFP.

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