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2 radio workers shot injured in Baghlan

2 radio workers shot injured in Baghlan

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Feb 04, 2016 - 21:34

PUL-I-KHUMRI (Pajhwok): Two officials of a private radio station were shot injured in the capital of northern Baghlan province, an official said on Thursday.

Baghlan police spokesman Zabihullah Shuja told Pajhwok Afghan News the injured persons worked at a local radio called Adib and they were attacked while heading homes from office in the first police district of Pul-i-Khumri city around 7pm last night.

He said the assailant had been arrested along with a pistol and a knife.

Dr. Zia at the Civil Hospital said one of the wounded persons was in critical condition.

Adib radio director Habib Rahman Sherzai identified the victims Mohammad Ibrahim, who was shot in the head and Mohammad Musa. He said the two worked in news section of the radio station.

The radio has been airing programmes over the five years including news, political, human rights and entertainment programmes.

Baghlan Journalists Association head, Khalil Narmgoi, condemned the attack and said 12 journalists were subjected to violence during the ongoing solar yearinfo-icon in Baghlan.

He said security forces recently threatened two local Tanwir television journalists and many journalists had received threats from unknown callers.

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