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Gunmen killed a journalist in Khost

16 Mar 2019 Afghanistan Times

AT News Report

KABUL: Soltan Mahmood Khairkhwah, local report of the

state-run RTA was shot by two armed men riding a motorcycle on Friday in Khost

province, provincial officials said.Khairkhwah was shot to his head and died at

the hospital.

“Khairkhwah was targeted Friday morning

when he was leaving his home in the Ismaelkhil district along with his

eight-year old son that two gunmen on a motorbike opened fire at him using

silencer to their guns. He was injured and was taken to a nearby hospital where

he lost his life,” said the international reporters’ federation.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, with

Taliban spokesman ZabihullahMujahid rejecting they had hands.

Provincial Governor, Halim Fidai has said that an

investigation was underway and the perpetrators of the attack would be arrested

and tried.

The Afghan journalists’ federation asked security organs to

soon arrest the attackers.

The is the second attempt against journalists in the past 10

days. A reporter in Helmand province was injured as a magnetic bomb attached to

his car went off.

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