HEADLINE 10 journalists killed on Monday in Afghanistan

HEADLINE

10 journalists killed on Monday in Afghanistan

By Ding Xuezhen | People's Daily app

23:45, April 30, 2018

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A victim lies on the ground after the second blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, April 30, 2018. (Photo: Rahmat Gul/ AP)

Islamabad (People's Daily) - A BBC journalist became the tenth journalist who was killed on Monday in Afghanistan, after officials confirmed he had been shot dead by unknown armed man at around 4 p.m., local media reported.

It came after nine journalists among 30 people killed in the twin suicide bombings in Kabul earlier on Monday.

The first bombing occurred near a National Directorate of Security office in Kabul at about 8 a.m. About half an hour later, the second bomber detonated his explosives among the reporters who rushed to the place to cover the first attack.

The Afghanistan Federation of Journalists and the country's media have issued a joint statement condemning Monday's attacks in the capital city, saying that April 30 will be remembered as the deadliest day in Afghan media history, according to Tolo News.

"This terrorist attack is a war crime and an organized attack on the Afghan media,"  said the federation, adding that "despite today's attack and other threats against journalists, the Afghan media is committed to providing information.”

Victim journalists are as follows:

1. Mahram Durani – Azadi Radio

2. Ebadullah Hananzai – Azadi Radio

3. Yar Mohammad Tokhi – TOLO news Cameraman

4. Ghazi Rasooli – 1TV Journalist

5. Nowroz Ali Rajabi– 1TV Cameraman

6. Shah Marai – AFP Photographer

7. Saleem Talash – Mashal TV

8. Ali Saleemi – Mashal TV

9. Sabawoon Kakar – Azadi Radio

10. Ahmad Shah – BBC Pashto reporter

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