Islamic State says it killed female media workers in east Afghanistan

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan.

2021-03-03 01:03:00 PM

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan.

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan.

ByReutersAfghan men carry the coffin of one of three female media workers who were shot and killed by unknown gunmen, in Jalalabad, Afghanistan March 3, 2021.Image:REUTERS/ParwizThe Islamic State has said responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan.

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The militant group, which has a presence in Afghanistan, said its fighters had targeted the three female employees of a television station in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday evening, according to the SITE Intelligence group.The women, who worked for local broadcaster Enikas TV, were aged between 18 and 20 and were shot on their way home from work, according to Afghan officials. Their burials took place on Wednesday after prayer ceremonies, according to a provincial council member.

A fourth women wounded in the attack was admitted to hospital in a critical condition, hospitals officials.Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack, which local police initially blamed on the insurgent Taliban, who denied any involvement. headtopics.com

“Such attacks on our innocent compatriots, especially women, contradict the teachings of Islam, Afghan culture and the spirit of peace, and make the current crisis and war difficult and long,” said a statement from Ghani's office.Violence has risen around Afghanistan and media workers and civil society members in urban areas have been targeted in recent months even as a peace process takes place in Qatar's capital of Doha.

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We will rid the world of these IS idiots. Their time is coming to an end. crusaderswin KnightsTemplar Sad state of affairs Islamic state so proud of themselves for killing people they ‘claim’ responsibility. It’s completely absurd.