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Armed men assassinate Afghanistan journalist

Armed men in Dara-e-Taimoor Village assassinate Afghanistan journalist, Bismillah Adil Aimaq, on outskirts of Feroz Koh in Ghor locality.

An Afghanistan journalist, Bismillah Adil Aimaq, has been assassinated by some armed men in Dara-e-Taimoor Village on the outskirts of Feroz Koh in Ghor locality, reports say.

Adil, who was also a civil society activist in Ghor, was assassinated on Friday and was the sixth journalist to be killed in two months.

Mohammad Aref Abir, Ghor governor’s spokesman, said Adil, who was the head of a local radio station, Radio Sada-e-Ghor, was killed in the attack by the armed men, TOLO News reported.

On Dec. 21, 2020, Afghanistan journalist Rahmatullah Nikzad, who was also the head of journalists’ union in Ghazni Province, was killed in an armed attack.

Since Nov. 7,  2020, former TOLO News Presenter, Yama Siawash, Radio Azadi reporter Elyas Daee, Enekas TV’s presenter, Malala Maiwand, and Ariana News presenter Fardin Amini have been killed.

The journalists had earlier in November 2020 urged the government to launch a probe into the incessant attacks that resulted in the deaths of several journalists in the country.

They had also complained to government that the lack of investigation of attacks against media workers would cause severe harm to press freedom in the country. (ANI/NAN)