Three women journalists shot dead in Afghanistan

Thursday, 29 Jul 2021 06:36:08 pm


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Three women journalists shot dead in Afghanistan

Three women journalists shot dead in Afghanistan

Three women who worked for a local radio and TV station in eastern Afghanistan have been gunned down in separate attacks. 

Shokrullah Pasoon, of Enikass Radio and TV in Jalalabad, said one of the women, Mursal Wahidi, was walking home when gunmen opened fire, according to eyewitnesses.

The other two, whom Pasoon identified only as Shahnaz and Sadia, were shot and killed in a separate incident, also walking home from work.
Two other people, apparently passersby, were wounded in the shooting attack.

Zalmai Latifi, head of local broadcaster Enikas TV, said the three women were recent high school graduates aged between 18 and 20 who worked in the station's dubbing department.

Afghanistan is considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for media workers.

Tuesday’s killings brought to 15 the number of media workers killed in Afghanistan in the last six months.