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Slain journalist’s son discharged from hospital

Slain journalist’s son discharged from hospital

Apr 18, 2014 - 17:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The only surviving child of slain Afghan journalist Sardar Ahmad has been discharged from hospital, a media report said on Friday.

Ahmad, a reporter with AFP, was shot dead along with his spouse and their two children during a brazen attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul on March 20.

Abuzar Ahmad, who turns three next Monday, continues to recover from bullet wounds to his skull, chest and thigh, the agency said in a report published on Friday

The attack killed Abuzar’s father, mother Homaira, sister Nilofar, six, and brother Omar, five.

In total nine civilians were killed in the assault that came two weeks before the April 5 presidential election, where millions defied Talibaninfo-icon threats of violence to vote.

"The family decided, with the doctors' approval, to discharge Abuzar from hospital to see how he responds to a full family environmentinfo-icon," said a family member to AFP, but asked not to be named. "He still needs to go back to hospital regularly for treatment."

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