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AP reporter shot while working in Afghanistan is in stable condition, receiving medical care

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    This 2012 photo shows Kathy Gannon, left, Associated Press special correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in Afghanistan. An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday, April 4, 2014 on the two journalists inside a security forces base in eastern Afghanistan, killing Niedringhaus and wounding Gannon. (AP Photo)The Associated Press

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    In this Feb. 2012 photo, Kathy Gannon, front left, AP special correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan, and veteran AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus, third right, pose with Pakistani soldiers in the remote border area opposite Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar province. The AP team was documenting Pakistan's role in fighting Islamic militants in the region. Niedringhaus, 48, was killed and Gannon was wounded on Friday, April 4, 2014 when an Afghan policeman opened fire while they were sitting in their car in eastern Afghanistan. (AP Photo)The Associated Press

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    The pictures of Associated Press correspondent Kathy Gannon, who was wounded, left, and photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, who was killed April 4, 2014 in Afghanistan are displayed next to a playing reggae band in Paris, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Support group of the four French journalists taken hostages in Syria, Edouard Elias, Pierre Torres, Nicolas Henin and Didier Francois organized a commemoration for the late Anja Niedringhaus and AP correspondent Kathy Gannon, who was wounded in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)The Associated Press

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    Roses lay in front of a picture of the Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus, 48, who was killed April 4, 2014 in Afghanistan, in Paris, Saturday, April 5, 2014. Support group of the four French journalists taken hostages in Syria, Edouard Elias, Pierre Torres, Nicolas Henin and Didier Francois organized a commemoration for the late Anja Niedringhaus and AP correspondent Kathy Gannon, who were wounded in Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)The Associated Press

An Associated Press correspondent shot and wounded while covering preparations for elections in Afghanistan was in stable condition Saturday and receiving medical treatment at a military hospital in Kabul.

Kathy Gannon, 60, a senior correspondent for Afghanistan and Pakistan, suffered three gunshot wounds in the attack Friday that killed AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus in the eastern city of Khost. Gannon was expected to be transferred to a hospital out of the country in coming days.

Niedringhaus, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, died instantly of her wounds. She was repatriated to her native Germany on Saturday. A funeral announcement was pending.

An Afghan police commander opened fire on the two in their car with a Kalashnikov assault rifle after shouting "Allahu Akbar" — or God is Great, witnesses said. The officer then surrendered to other police officers on hand to guard a convoy of election workers delivering ballots.

The shooting took place on the eve of the presidential election, a pivotal moment in Afghanistan's troubled history. In what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power, people in large numbers on Saturday defied threats of violence to vote for a successor to President Hamid Karzai.

A Canadian who has been covering unrest in Afghanistan and Pakistan for the AP for nearly three decades, Gannon received injuries to the shoulder and wrist in Friday's attack. She often worked with Niedringhaus, who was 48.