Khaama Press, January 1, 2021
Afghanistan: 2021 Begins with Assassination of A Journalist
Adil was killed in an attack by unknown armed men, in Dara-e-Taimoor village on the outskirts of the city
By Mohammad Haroon Alim
Head of Sada-e-Ghor Radio, Journalist and civil society activist, Bismillah Adil Aimaq was killed in unknown gunmen attack in Feroz Koh city, the central part of Ghor province, local confirmed to media.
Mohammad Aref Abir, a spokesman to Ghor governor, said that Adil was killed in an attack by unknown armed men, in Dara-e-Taimoor village on the outskirts of the city.
Adil is among many journalists like Rahmatullah Nikzad, Yama Siawash, Elyas Dae, Malala Maiwand, and Fardin Amini were killed in different incidents since November 2020.
This comes as Reporters Without Borders stated that 50 journalists were killed in the year 2020 across the world, much of them were killed in countries that are not at war.
United States of America National Security Council on Thursday, condemned recent attacks on Afghan journalists in Afghanistan and called it disgraceful.
In a Tweet USNSC said “we stand with brave Afghan journalists. Targeted attacks against them are disgraceful and cowardly,” adding that “all who care about Afghanistan and its people should strongly condemn these senseless acts,”
Meanwhile, Mohammad Masoom Stanekzai the head of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan’s negotiating team says that saving the lives of journalists will be the first priority in the next round of Intra-Afghan talks.
“This is our first discussion, and we are really worried because those who raise the voices of the people,” Stanekzai said.
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