Afghanistan

Sardar Ahammad

22 March 2014

The AFP correspondent in Kabul was shot dead along his wife and daughter when gunmen attacked the Serena Hotel where the family was having dinner. His son was also seriously injured in the attack.

The Afghanistan Independent Journalist Association (AIJA), an IFJ affiliate, condemned the killing of Sardar, describing it as ‘a direct armed attack on free journalism in the country which surely does not have any justification.’ The union said that Sardar had told the gunmen that he was an Afghan journalist before they killed him.

Source: AFP/AIJA