The Islamic State has claimed duty for the capturing demise of a feminine Afghan reporter and activist Thursday morning — marking the most recent assault on journalists within the nation.
Malalai Maiwand, 25, a reporter at Enikas Radio and TV, was together with her driver on her method to work in Jalalabad, the capital of the jap Nangarhar province in Afghanistan, when gunmen attacked their automobile and opened hearth at them, CNN reported.
Reuters first reported the Islamic State claimed it was chargeable for murdering Maiwand, who militants referred to as a “professional regime” journalist.
Militants have additionally focused Maiwand’s mom, who was an activist, and killed her 5 years in the past. They’ve additionally kidnapped Enikas’ proprietor and held him hostage for ransom in 2018, Reuters reported.
“With the killing of Malalai, the working area for feminine journalists is getting extra smaller and the journalists could not dare to proceed their jobs the best way they had been doing earlier than,” Nai, an advocacy group that helps Afghan media, stated in a press release.
Maiwand’s homicide raised the demise toll of journalists killed in Afghanistan to 10, in line with the outlet.
The Afghan authorities, German embassy, and the British ambassador to Afghanistan have all condemned the assault.
“We take part expressing our condolences and condemnation of the murders of journalist Malalai Maiwand and her driver this morning,” tweeted British ambassador Alison Blake. “We should unite to uphold #PressFreedom, their deaths have to be investigated and their killers face justice for this depraved act.”