Mursal Waheedi, Shahnaz, and Sadia , employees of Enikaas TV in Nangarhar province, who were working in the dubbing department with this TV, were attacked and killed by unknown armed men in two different areas of Jalalabad city while on their way home from work.
Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesman for Nangarhar province, confirmed the news, and said that three females were killed in two different incidents in the province.
Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan believes that the Afghan government has unfortunately not done much to investigate the serial and targeted killings of journalists. Nai once again calls on the Afghan government to seriously investigate these cases and punish the perpetrator/s.
Nai strongly urges the Afghan government to make the journalists’ safety and security as their top list priority. Nai thinks, the perpetrators of such cases commit war crimes and crimes against humanity, and those who ignore their duties and allow such incidents to occur are no less than those who commit the war crimes.
This is the tenth targeted killings of journalists and media workers, which has occurred in less than 3 months in different provinces of the country.