WORLD NEWS SUPERFAST
Afghanistan News – According to information received by World News Superfast, the Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack on Thursday in which a female TV anchor was killed in eastern Afghanistan. Governor’s spokesman Ataullah Khogiani said that two attackers opened fire on Malala Maivand’s car shortly after leaving her home in Nangarhar province two days ago. He said the driver of MyWand was also killed by the bullet.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Ariyan said
Police immediately arrested both attackers, and said they had confessed to their crimes. According to information received by World News Superfast, the SITE Intelligence Group, which tracks militant messages online, said that IS claimed its responsibility in a “release” posted on the Internet. Nangarhar province is the place where the IS affiliate first emerged five years ago and where it is now headquartered.
IS has claimed the most recent attacks on civilians in Afghanistan.
According to information received by the World News Superfast, the Taliban, who also work in the region, are holding peace talks with representatives of the government, negotiations are underway in Qatar. In addition to working as a TV and radio presenter, MyWand was also an activist who advocated for the rights of Afghan women and children.
Two Afghan journalists were killed in separate bombings last month in Afghanistan. International Press Freedom Group reporter Without Borders has called Afghanistan one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists.