Believed Taliban competitors eliminated a Covering radio terminal manager in Kabul and also kidnapped a journalist in southern Helmand province, city government officials said on Monday, reporting the most up to date in a long line of strikes targeting media employees.
Gunmen shot Toofan Omar, the terminal manager of Paktia Ghag radio and an officer for NAI, a civil liberties group sustaining independent media in Afghanistan, in a targeted killing in the funding on Sunday.
“Omari was eliminated by unidentified gunmen … he was [a] liberal male … we are being targeted for functioning separately,” claimed Mujeeb Khelwatgar, the head of NAI.
Authorities in Kabul suspected Taliban boxers had actually accomplished the assault.
Last month, the NAI reported that at the very least 30 reporters and media employees have been eliminated, injured or abducted by militant groups in Afghanistan this year.
In southerly Helmand province, authorities claimed Taliban fighters had actually taken a regional reporter, Nematullah Hemat, from his home in Lashkar Gah, the rural funding, on Sunday.
“There is just definitely no hint where the Taliban have actually taken Hemat … we are truly in a state of panic,” said Razwan Miakhel, head of a private TV channel, Gharghasht TV, where Hemat was employed.
A Taliban spokesperson told Reuters that he had no info on either the murder in Kabul or the abducted journalist in Helmand.
A coalition of Covering news organisations have actually written to US President Joe Biden and also leaders in the House of Representatives, urging them to give special migration visas to Covering reporters as well as support staff.
The Taliban took 3 northern cities over the weekend and were intimidating to catch extra, increase an offensive against Covering government pressures that complied with Washington’s statement that it would certainly end its armed forces goal in the nation by the end of the month.