The journalists were killed Sunday while traveling with an Afghan army unit that came under fire in southern Helmand province, in a sign of just how dangerous the conflict remains for the media trying to cover it.
The newest Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada was a deputy of the former mullah who reportedly died in a recent US drone attack. Nothing in his murky past suggests he's ready to negotiate for peace anytime soon.
Last year, a US airstrike killed 42 people at a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz. A new report suggests that tensions between Afghan forces and Doctors Without Borders may have helped cause the tragedy.