They were travelling from Paktika to Paktia province when they were stopped by unknown gunmen in Zurmat district of Paktia province on Friday, said Shah Mohammad Arian, a spokesman for Paktika police. The journalists were expected to participate in an educational workshop.
The victims were national broadcaster RTA’s Tariq Zaki, Radio Kilid’s Khairuddin Zaki, Radio Yaran’s head Asadullah Samim, Radio Melma’s Elham, Radio Yaran’s Wahab and Radio Pakhtun Ghag’s Rauf Zaheen.
It was not immediately clear who were the attackers.
Saturday 7 September 2019 14:55