Local TV journalist killed in eastern Afghanistan

Last Updated: Mar 16 2019 15:11
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According to the sources, In Afghanistan, a local TV journalist was shot dead in Khost province yesterday.

The killing comes less than a week after another journalist in the southern Helmand province was wounded by a bomb attached to his car.

Abdul Rahman, a police officer in the eastern Khost province, says Sultan Mahmoud Khirkhowa, a journalist with the local Zhman TV and radio, was killed Friday by two men on a motorcycle who opened fire on his vehicle.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group are active in the area.

Last year 17 journalists and media workers were killed in Afghanistan.