Radio journalist killed in bomb attack on military convoy

first_img AfghanistanAsia – Pacific June 2, 2021 Find out more Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News Organisation Reporters Without Borders voiced regret today at the death of a radio journalist known as Maiwand in a bomb attack on a military convoy in Do Saraka in the southeastern province of Khost on 22 October. He was the producer of a cultural programme on local radio station Da Solah Pigham (“Message of Peace”).“Maiwand is the first journalist to be killed in Afghanistan in clashes between the Taliban and government forces since the fall of Mullah Omar’s regime at the of 2001,” the press freedom organisation said.“There has been an increase in deadly attacks on the authorities and security forces in recent months, especially in the east and south, which continue to be high-risk zones for both local and foreign journalists,” Reporters Without Borders added.Aged 22, Maiwand happened to be at the roadside near the presumed target of the bombing, a vehicle containing the son of a local anti-Taliban militia commander. Three soldiers were wounded by the bomb, which was remote-controlled.Provincial intelligence chief Sadeq Tarakhil blamed the attack on the Taliban, calling them the “enemies of stability in Afghanistan.” RSF_en News Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information center_img News News May 3, 2021 Find out more October 25, 2005 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Radio journalist killed in bomb attack on military convoy RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out more AfghanistanAsia – Pacific to go further Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom”last_img