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9 Journalists including two female reporters among victims in Kabul twin blasts

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KABUL, Afghanistan: Two back to back blasts caused death of at least 29 people including AFP Chief Photographer and eight other journalists including two female reporter  in Afghanistan’s Capital on Monday morning. 

Female reporters Mahram Durrani and Sabawoon Kakar reached spot after first suicide attack along with their cameramen and then second suicide blast took place, killing nine journalists at the spot and injuring 12 journalists.

names of 9 Journalists who were in in Kabul twin suicide blasts
names of 9 Journalists who were in in Kabul twin suicide blasts

Meanwhile, Islamic State has claimed responsibility for twin blasts in Kabul.

The twin blasts – which occurred close to the National Directorate of Security (NDS) building in Shash Darak area of Kabul – also left over 40 people injured, and among them some were in critical condition, according to the Afghan Ministry of Public Health.


The Afghan Interior Ministry said that an assailant on a motorcycle detonated the first blast. Later, another blast went off in the same spot mainly targeting journalists.

Besides AFP Chief Photographer Shah Marai, Tolonews Cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi, Mashal TV reporter Salim Talash, Mashal TV Cameraman Ali Salimi, 1TV reporter Ghazi Rasouli, 1TV Cameraman Nowroz Ali Rajabi, Azadi Radio Reporter Ebadullah Hananzai, Azadi Radios’ Mahram Durani, and Azadi Radio’s Sabawoon Kakar were killed in Kabul blast.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Foreign Office, President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and the Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif strongly condemned twin blasts in Kabul, and expressed deep grief and sorrow at the loss of precious human lives.

They also reiterated the Country’s strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.

Separately, the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Afzal Butt and the Secretary General Ayub Jan Sarhandi also expressed deep sorrow over the killing of journalists in Kabul blast.

In their joint statement, they said that terrorism incidents must be strongly condemned, and demanded for effective measures to protect journalists working in war-stricken areas.

The Islamabad-based National Press Club (NPC) President Tariq Mehmood Chaudhry and the Secretary Shakeel Anjum also denounced the Kabul blast, and announced that national flag would remain at half-mast in honour and memory of those journalists who lost their lives in Kabul blast.

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