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IS Claims Responsibility for Killing Female Media Workers – SITE

The Islamic State/Daesh claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on three female media workers, the SITE Intelligence Group said.

The Killid Group
3 Mar 2021
IS Claims Responsibility for Killing Female Media Workers – SITE
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Three women working at dubbing department of the Inikaas television network were killed Tuesday evening in two separate but coordinated attacks in Jalalabad city.

Another two people were wounded in the attack, according to provincial police chief.

Afghan President condemned the attack on female media workers, pointing the blame at Taliban. The Taliban cannot silence the voice advocating for the Republic and the gains achieved in the past two decades.

The Taliban, however, has issued denial to be behind.

On Wednesday, Ziaulhaq Amarkhel, provincial governor for eastern Nangarhar province, at an emergency meeting warned security officials to resign if they fail to hunt down the perpetrators.

Ataullah Khogyani, spokesman for the provincial governor, meanwhile said criminal chiefs of all security districts were fired following the assassination of media workers.

It comes as nearly three months ago, Malala Maiwand, an anchor working for Inikaas television was killed in an armed assault.

The IS/Daesh militant group claimed responsibility for the murder.

According to the figures published by NAI or the organization for Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan, which is a media advocacy organization in the country, as many as seven Afghan journalists and media workers and three family members of a local reporter have been killed within the past three months.

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