Afghan Government reassures security of journalists

Afghan government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday described the attack on journalists as a crime against the freedom of press and humanity.

He assured that the government would spare no efforts to ensure the safety of journalists.

“There is no difference between terrorists, no matter if the crime committed by Islamic State, al-Qaida, Taliban, Haqqani network or other terrorist outfit. No matter which group claims responsibility for targeting journalists, it is a terrorist attack and a crime against media men and against humanity,” Abdullah said in his speech at a ceremony here to mark the World Press Day.

The twin deadly attacks in Kabul on Monday killed at least 25 people including nine journalists, and injured 45 others including seven journalists.

The hardliner Islamic State outfit has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack.

Abdullah also assured that the government would spare no efforts in ensuring security of media men and media outlets in the country.

A total of 11 Afghan journalists who used to work for national and international agencies were killed in the war-battered Afghanistan over the past one week.

Earlier on Tuesday night, Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar chaired an emergency meeting with media organizations and activists here and listened to their concerns, demands and suggestions.

By Naresh Sagar

Mentor MSME, Motivator, Media Event Org, Management fiscal & Water management.Social Media branding,Internet broadcasters,Propunder of Indian Philosophy

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