Journalists attacked in Kabul killing two, injured six

A team of private Afghan television channel were hit by an IED on Saturday killing one journalist and the driver.

The victims, employees of Khurshid TV, were traveling on a minibus when an improvised explosive device attached to the vehicle went off during the afternoon rush hour, officials said.

The attack took place on Saturday in the city’s PD4 area, TOLO News reported.

Khurshid TV’s economic reporter Zamir Amiri and technical staff member Shafiq were killed in the blast.

The editor-in-chief of Khurshid TV, Rafi Sediqqi, said that six staff members of the channel were wounded in the blast and two are in serious condition.

Those wounded in the blast were transferred to Kabul”s Emergency Hospital.

Afghan Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi condemned the attack.

“The Afghan government strongly condemns the heinous and cowardice attack on Khurshid TV Crew in Kabul today. We stand by the Afghan media, our sympathies with media family of Afghanistan,” he said.


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