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Ten journalists killed in Afghanistan on Deadliest Day for Media

30 April 2018

Unknown gunmen killed Ahmad Shah, a journalist with BBC Afghan service, on April 30, 2018 in Khost province, Eastern Afghanistan making the day the deadliest for media as nine other journalists were killed earlier in the day in a suicide attack in Kabul.

According to media reports, two unknown armed men riding on a motorcycle shot dead Shah while he was on his way home. It was not immediately clear the reason behind the killing and no group has taken responsibility for the attack.

Earlier in the day, nine journalists had lost their lives in a twin blast near the headquarters of the Afghan Intelligence service, central Kabul. The so-called Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.