Fifth Afghan journalist killed in two months

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Bismellah Adel Aimaq, 28-year-old editor-in-chief of Sada-e-Ghor radio station, has been killed close to Firoz Koh metropolis.

An Afghan journalist has been shot lifeless in a automobile ambush within the central province of Ghor, the fifth media skilled to be killed within the war-torn nation in two months, officers mentioned.

Bismellah Adel Aimaq, 28, the editor-in-chief of Sada-e-Ghor (Voice of Ghor) radio station, was killed close to Firoz Koh metropolis, the capital of Ghor, on Friday.

“Sadly, Bismellah Adel Aimaq, the pinnacle of Sada-e Ghor Radio, was killed by unknown gunmen this night in Firoz Koh. He was 28 years previous, and began working with Sada-e-Ghor Radio since 2015,” mentioned Habibollah Radmanesh, the deputy governor of Ghor on Saturday.

No armed group has claimed accountability for the killing, which was condemned by President Ashraf Ghani.

He mentioned his authorities was dedicated to supporting and selling freedom of expression.

“The Taliban and different terrorist teams couldn’t silence the legit voices of journalists and the media by finishing up such assaults,” he mentioned in a tweet.

A civil society activist was additionally killed on Friday by unknown fighters.

Focused killings of journalists, authorities officers and rights activists have elevated quickly in current months as violence surges in Afghanistan regardless of peace talks being held between the federal government and the Taliban.

The Taliban final month mentioned it was not concerned within the killing of media professionals.