The killing of media workers has risen alarmingly in Afghanistan
Desk News: At the beginning of the new year, a radio journalist named Bismillah Aimak was shot dead by assassins in Gore province of the country. In the last two months, five influential journalists lost their lives. Bismillah Aymak was the editor-in-chief of a local radio station. The British media quoted the BBC as saying on Saturday (January 2), citing Reporters Without Borders. Time TV, DBC TV
The attacks targeted Afghan human rights activists and government-backed forces. So far no local rebel group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Afghan security forces were unable to detain anyone involved. However, most of the attacks are believed to have been carried out by the Afghan armed group Taliban.
Rahmatullah Nekzad was the chief media worker of Ghazni province. He was killed in an ambush in the eastern part of the province late last year. A few days earlier, Anikas TV-Radio TV journalist Malala Maiwand was killed in a terrorist attack on her way to work.
The country’s most popular news presenter was also killed in a car bomb attack in the capital, Kabul. Radio Liberty journalist Elias Die died in Lashkar Gah. Saba Sahar, Afghanistan’s first female film director, was shot dead in the capital. Although for a short time he survived death. Edited by Jerin Ahmed