Official: Threatened Afghan journalist wounded by bomb blast

Last Updated: Mar 13 2019 12:42
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According to the sources, An Afghan official says a journalist who has long been threatened has been wounded in a bomb blast in southern Helmand province.

Omar Zwak, the spokesman for the Helmand governor, says TV and radio journalist Nesar Ahmad Ahmadi was wounded by a sticky bomb that exploded as he was heading to the office in his vehicle.

Zwak said Ahmadi had a leg wound and was transferred to Kabul for further treatment.

He is the director for Sabahoon radio and also a reporter for Sabahoon television broadcaster in Helmand.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Taliban have been carrying out near-daily attacks across Afghanistan.