An Afghan woman journalist and her driver were shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Jalalabad, the capital of the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, on Thursday at around 8:10 am local time. German media Deutsche Welle reported this.
According to the report, the slain journalist is named Malalai Maivand. He is a television and radio presenter. The driver of his car was also killed by gunmen
A spokesman for Nangarhar governor, Ataullah Khogayani, said the gunmen opened fire in their car shortly after leaving the house to go to work. Mayavand and the driver of his car lost their lives there.
MyWand has been working as a presenter for Enix radio and television channel for over four years. Apart from journalism, her work was spread with various women and child welfare initiatives.MyWand was 6 years old in her twenties
A few weeks ago, another Afghan journalist, Alias, was killed in a car bombing. Human Rights Watch Human Rights Watch said that they had been receiving death threats for some time.
In 2016, several employees, including the driver of Enix Radio, were killed in an attack near the office. In 2016, the director of this radio station was abducted by some unknown people. Also, in 2019 alone, at least ten journalists were killed in Afghanistan.
According to Reporters Without Borders, Afghanistan is one of the most dangerous countries for journalists in the world.
However, no group has claimed responsibility for killing MyWand so far. But it is learned that the Islamic State organization has been involved in such incidents in the past. At the same time, many people are taking that possibility into consideration because the Taliban are strong in the region.