Two foreign journalists shot in Afghanistan

Two foreign journalists shot in Afghanistan

PanARMENIAN.Net - A man dressed as a policeman shot two foreign journalists in eastern Afghanistan on Friday, April 4, killing one and critically wounding the other, police, a doctor and a local official said, according to Reuters.

The attack took place on the eve of a presidential election that Taliban insurgents have pledged to disrupt through a campaign of bombings and assassinations.

The two journalists were in a remote small town on Afghanistan's border with Pakistan when the incident took place.

A spokesman for the governor of Khost province suggested that the assailant was actually a policeman.

"Naqibullah, a policeman in Tani district of Khost, opened fire on two foreign journalists. One was killed and one was wounded," Reuters quoted Mobariz Zadran as saying.

Last month, a prominent Afghan journalist with the Agence France-Presse news agency was killed alongside eight other people when Taliban gunmen opened fire inside a heavily fortified luxury hotel in the center of the capital, Kabul.

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