Another local Afghan reporter wounded in shooting attack

Source: Xinhua| 2019-03-15 18:43:34|Editor: xuxin
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KHOST, Afghanistan, March 15 (Xinhua) -- A local TV reporter was seriously wounded following a shooting attack in Afghanistan's eastern province of Khost on Friday, a local official said.

"Sultan Mahmood Khairkhwa was wounded after unknowing gunmen spread bullets on him in Edar-e-Kamplex locality of provincial capital Khost city at around midday," provincial government spokesman Talib Mangal told Xinhua.

The injured reporter was shifted to a hospital in the city where his condition remained critical, the official added.

A probe is underway as the attackers fled the scene, he noted.

On Tuesday, a local TV journalist was wounded after a sticky bomb attached to his vehicle was detonated in Lashkar Gah, capital city of southern Helmand province.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the attacks so far.

Reporters frequently come under attack in the militancy-hit country as two media workers were shot dead in northern Takhar province early in February, while 20 Afghan journalists and media workers lost their lives in 2018 in separate attacks.