American journalist David Gilkey was killed on on June 5, 2016 while on assignment in Afghanistan when the convoy he was traveling with came under fire by Taliban insurgents. Gilkey, a photographer and videographer for U.S. media outlet National Public Radio (NPR), was placed with Afghan Special Forces in the Helmand Province as a member of a four-person reporting team. Gilkey had been with NPR since 2007 and reporting on the war on terror since Sept. 11, 2001.