KHOST JOURNALIST KILLED IN ARMED MEN ATTACK

KHOST JOURNALIST KILLED IN ARMED MEN ATTACK

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A local journalist in Khost province lost his life after he was severely wounded in an attack by unknown armed men in the west of Khost city on Friday morning.

Sultan Mahmoud Khairkhwah was working for Zan TV network in Khost province.

His relatives confirmed on Friday evening that he died due to the wounds he sustained in the armed men’s attack.

Last week, Nisar Ahmadi, a local TV journalist in Helmand, was wounded in an IED blast in Lashkargah city.

Khairkhwah was the fourth journalist killed in Afghanistan so far this year.

Shafiq Aria and Rahimullah Rahmani, local journalists in Takhar province in the north of Afghanistan, were killed in an attack by unknown armed men on their office in Taluqan city in February.

Another journalist, Jawed Noori, was killed in armed men’s attack in Farah province in January.

This comes after a report by Reporters Without Borders (RSF) placed Afghanistan among deadliest countries for journalists in 2018.

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