An Afghan journalist-turned spokesman for the nation’s public safety drive was killed together with two colleagues on Sunday by a bomb focusing on their automobile, officers stated.
The homicide of Zia Wadan, who beforehand labored for a number of media networks, gave the impression to be the most recent in a sequence of focused killings which have rocked Afghanistan, particularly Kabul.
Wadan and his colleagues have been killed in morning rush-hour site visitors in an jap a part of the capital, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian instructed reporters.
“A vehicle carrying Zia Wadan was targeted with an IED… As a result, Wadan and two of his colleagues were killed,” Mr. Arian stated, including that one other individual was wounded.
No group has claimed duty for the assault, however President Ashraf Ghani blamed it on the Taliban.
“The spike in violence by the Taliban is against (the) spirit of commitment for peace and indicates the group still pursues their hawkish attitude to take innocent lives and damage public facilities,” the presidential palace stated on Twitter, quoting Ghani.
Wadan was spokesman for the National Public Protection Force, a safety service beneath the Interior Ministry that deploys guards to worldwide organisations throughout Afghanistan.
High-profile figures together with journalists, politicians and activists have more and more been focused regardless of peace talks between the federal government and Taliban.