Date :Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020 | Time : 08:02 |ID: 188108 | Print

Afghanistan: Journalist shot dead in Ghazni province

SHAFAQNA– An Afghan journalist , Rahmatullah Nekzad , was shot dead with a silenced pistol by unknown gunmen near his home while he was travelling to a nearby Mosque in the eastern city of Ghazni. No group has claimed the murder so far but the Taliban denied responsibility. “We consider this killing a loss for the country,” said Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. Nekzad, in his late 40s, worked on a freelance basis for The Associated Press news agency and the Al Jazeera broadcast network, according to the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee, AlJazeera reported.

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