Sunday 18 August 2019

Attackers kill Afghanistan radio station chief

Gunmen have shot and killed a local radio station's chief in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province
Gunmen have shot and killed a local radio station's chief in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province

Gunmen have shot and killed a local radio station's chief in Afghanistan's eastern Logar province, officials have said.

Salim Salleh, the provincial governor's spokesman, said that two masked attackers opened fire on Mohammad Nasir Mudaser's car as he was driving back home from work.

They then pulled him out and killed him.

The attack happened on Thursday afternoon in the province's Mohammad Agha district, where Mr Mudaser ran the local radio station called Paygham Mili since 2002.

The station's news anchor, Mohammad Zubair Helham, said the killing is "sad news" for all five journalists employed at the station, but that "it will not stop our radio programme".

The station broadcasts six days a week from 5pm to 10pm.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

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