A feminine Afghan information anchor and activist was shot dead by assailants Thursday, her employer stated, the second journalist killed in a month in Afghanistan.
Malalai Maiwand, in her 20s, was killed alongside together with her driver Mohammad Tahir within the japanese metropolis of Jalalabad as they travelled to work, stated Enekaas TV, the personal tv channel she labored for.
The journalist, whose activist mom was additionally killed by unknown gunmen 5 years in the past, had beforehand spoken out in regards to the difficulties of being a feminine reporter underneath Afghanistan’s ultra-conservative patriarchal system. Her dying comes as focused killings of outstanding figures turns into more and more widespread amid rising violence, regardless of ongoing peace talks between the federal government and the Taliban.
No group has claimed the assault.