Afghan journalist killed in Kabul suicide attack

Source: Xinhua| 2017-11-18 16:27:47|Editor: pengying
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KABUL, Nov. 18 (Xinhua) -- Three Afghan journalists lost their lives within a week, including a reporter who succumbed to injuries following Thursday's suicide attack in Kabul, a media support agency said Saturday.

Hussain Nazari, cameraman of local Rah-e-Farda TV network, was buried Friday afternoon in western Kabul, Afghanistan's National Journalists Union said in a statement.

On Thursday, a suicide bomber struck a banquet hall shortly after a political gathering ended, killing 15 people, including Nazari, and injuring 18 others.

Among those injured was Taqi Sadeed, a reporter of the Rah-e-Farda TV, according to the statement.

Furthermore, another Afghan journalist Farooq Faizi died of cancer in western Herat province while Anita Kargar, a female freelance reporter lost her life due to heart-related illness in northern Baghlan province.

Reporters frequently come under attack in the militancy-hit country as 10 Afghan journalists and media workers have been killed mostly by terrorist attacks in the first six months of the year, according to official figures.