According to the police, the explosion was targeted at the vehicle carrying the TOLO news’s former reporterSiawash and two others. Details of the incident are yet to come. The IFJ and the AIJA are collecting additional information about the incident.
The blast comes within a week of the terrorists-attack in Kabul University killing 20 people and injuring 40.
Targeting the vehicle carrying media workers is not new in Afghanistan. On May 30,a roadside bomb killed journalist, Zamir Amiri and technician Shafiqullah Zabih, who were on a bus carrying 15 Khurshid TV employees.In August 2019, a similar attack struck a Khurshid TV van, injuring three employees and killing two passers-by.
Afghanistan is one of the world’s deadliest countries for journalists. According to the IFJ South Asia Press Freedom Report, six journalists were killed in Afghanistan in 2019.