Afghanistan: 2 killed in roadside bomb blast in Logar
04 May, 2018, 14:22 | Author: Orlando Hughes
The radical militant group Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks, according to the statement.
Stanikzai confirmed that journalists had been killed, but said he did not know how many.
A double suicide blast in Kabul killed 25 people yesterday including an AFP photographer and at least eight other journalists. Other media victims include Mahram Durrani from Salam Watandar, Tolo News cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi, Mashal TV reporter Salim Talash, Mashal TV cameraman Ali Salimi, 1TV reporter Ghazi Rasouli, and 1TV cameraman Nowruz Ali.
"The second attack was carried out by a suicide bomber among journalists and security forces who had gathered near the site of the first blast", Stanikzai said.
RSF said among the journalists badly wounded were Naser Hashemi of broadcaster Al-Jazeera, Omar Soltani of Reuters, Ahmadshah Azimi of media organization Nedai Aghah, Ayar Amar of the weekly Vahdat Mili and Davod Ghisanai of the privately-owned TV channel Mivand.
Agence France-Presse said its chief photographer in Kabul, Shah Marai, was among those killed.
"This is the normal stuff by people who can not win at the ballot box, so they turn to bombs", Mattis said when asked about a day of bloodshed in Afghanistan that left dozens dead, including many children and journalists.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry also strongly condemned the "heinous terrorist attacks" and wished a speedy recovery to the wounded and conveyed its condolences to the relatives of the deceased.
European Union's Special Representative for Afghanistan Pierre Mayaudon on Tuesday described the attack on journalists in Afghanistan as horrific and said it was an attack on democracy and freedom of speech.
"The bomber disguised himself as a journalist and detonated himself among the crowd", he said.
AFP's Marai joined the agency as a driver in 1996, the year the Taleban seized power.
Marai joined AFP as a driver in 1996, the year the Taliban seized power, and began taking pictures on the side, covering stories including the USA invasion in 2001.
He was buried near his home village in the Shomali Plain, north of Kabul on Monday in a ceremony attended by heartbroken relatives, friends and colleagues.
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