Journalist & Nangarhar governor's advisor gunned down
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): A journalist and cultural advisor to the governor has been gunned down in eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.
Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, working for the government-run Nangarhar Radio and Television network, was shot dead in Surkhrod district on Friday night.
Attaullah Khogyani, the gubernatorial spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News, Khaksar came under attack in Moi Mubarak area at 9pm, when he was returning from a friend’s residence.
After being informed by residents, the security personnel arrived at the shooting scene and launched an investigation.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, which came days after Daesh issued a threat to journalists on ‘Voice of the Caliphate’ radio.
With 30 years of experience as TV journalist, Khaksar had recently been appointed as advisor to the governor on cultural affairs. His murder has been condemned by the governor and civil society activists.
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