Afghanistan

Khalid Agah Yaqubi

12 July 2014

According to the Afghanistan Journalists Centre (AFJC), the radio journalist was gunned down at his home by unidentified assaillants who knocked at his door. When one of his children opened the door, the gunmen opened fire on Yaqubi who was hit in the head and killed instantly. He became the fourth journalist to be killed in Afghanistan since the start of the year and the Afghanistan Independent Journalists' Association (AIJA), an IFJ affiliate, said his killing was a disturbing decline in journalist safety in the lead-up to and following the country’s presidential elections earlier this year.