Believed Taliban boxers killed an Afghan radio station manager in Kabul and also kidnapped a reporter in southerly Helmand province, city government officials said on Monday, reporting the current in a lengthy line of attacks targeting media workers.
Shooters fired Toofan Omar, the station manager of Paktia Ghag radio and also an officer for NAI, a legal rights team sustaining independent media in Afghanistan, in a targeted murder in the resources on Sunday.
” Omari was killed by unknown shooters … he was [a] liberal male … we are being targeted for functioning independently,” claimed Mujeeb Khelwatgar, the head of NAI.
Officials in Kabul suspected Taliban boxers had performed the strike.
Last month, the NAI reported that at the very least 30 journalists and media workers have been eliminated, wounded or abducted by militant groups in Afghanistan this year.
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In southern Helmand district, authorities stated Taliban boxers had taken a local reporter, Nematullah Hemat, from his home in Lashkar Gah, the provincial funding, on Sunday.
“There is just absolutely no clue where the Taliban have taken Hemat … we are truly in a state of panic,” said Razwan Miakhel, head of an exclusive TV channel, Gharghasht TV, where Hemat was utilized.
A Taliban speaker informed Reuters that he had no information on either the murder in Kabul or the abducted journalist in Helmand.
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