Kabul: An Afghan journalist-turned spokesman for the nation’s public safety pressure was killed together with two colleagues Sunday by a bomb focusing on their automobile, the inside ministry mentioned.
The homicide of Zia Wadan, who beforehand labored for a number of media networks in Afghanistan, seemed to be the newest in a sequence of focused killings which have rocked Afghanistan, particularly Kabul.
Wadan and his colleagues had been killed in morning rush-hour site visitors in an japanese a part of the capital, ministry spokesman Tariq Arian informed reporters.
“A automobile carrying Zia Wadan was focused with an IED… because of this Wadan and two of his colleagues had been killed,” Arian mentioned, including that one other particular person was wounded.
No group has claimed the assault to date.
Wadan was spokesman for the Nationwide Public Safety Pressure (NPPF), a safety service underneath the inside ministry that deploys guards to worldwide organisations throughout Afghanistan.
Lethal violence has surged throughout the nation in latest months, and a brand new pattern of focused killings has sowed worry, particularly in Kabul.
Excessive-profile figures together with journalists, politicians and rights activists have more and more been focused regardless of peace talks between the federal government and Taliban.
Since November, 5 journalists have been killed in focused killings together with a number of different distinguished figures.
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