Man who confessed to shooting AP reporters transferred to Kabul
A card with a picture of Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, who was killed April 4, 2014 in Afghanistan, is placed at St. Bride's church in central London, Monday, April 7, 2014. (AP / Lefteris Pitarakis)
The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, April 8, 2014 9:24AM EDT
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A senior Afghan official says the policeman who opened fire on two Associated Press journalists, killing one and seriously wounding the other, has been transferred to Kabul as Afghan authorities step up the investigation.
The police chief of Khost province, where the shootings occurred, says the Interior Ministry sent two helicopters on Tuesday to take the suspect, identified as a unit commander named Naqibullah, to the Afghan capital.
Police chief Faizullah Ghyrat says he was in the car that took Naqibullah, whose hands and feet were bound by chains, to the Khost airport.
AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus died instantly on Friday. AP reporter Kathy Gannon, who was with her, was wounded and has been moved to Germany for further medical evaluation.
The police officer surrendered to colleagues after the shootings.