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Gunmen shoot female Afghan news anchor dead

Gunmen shoot female

Second homicide of a writer in a month

Shooters gave dead a female commentator and her driver on Thursday, her manager stated, the second homicide of a writer in Afghanistan in a month.

Malalai Maiwand was executed in the eastern city of Jalalabad, said Enekaas TV, the private TV slot she worked for.

Directed killings of noticeable figures, including writers, pastors, lawmakers and rights activists, have gotten more normal lately as viciousness floods in Afghanistan, regardless of harmony talks between the public authority and the Taliban.

Attaullah Khogyani, representative for the Nangarhar common lead representative, and the nearby medical clinic affirmed the killings.

Nangarhar territory and its capital Jalalabad have seen standard conflicts between government powers and the Taliban. The fanatic Islamic State bunch has likewise asserted a few lethal assaults in the region.

The homicide of Maiwand, who was in her 20s, comes only weeks after Radio Liberty columnist Aliyas Dayee was killed in a vehicle bomb assault in Lashkar Gah.

Common freedoms Watch said Dayee had recently been undermined by the Taliban.

  • A previous TV moderator in Kabul, Yama Siawash, was killed in a comparable vehicle bomb assault close to his home a month ago.
  • No gathering has so far guaranteed these homicides.

Afghan powers are doing combating an expansion in brutality in the nation, a lot of it released by the Taliban as they endeavor to pick up influence in harmony talks in Qatar, which opened in September.