The terrorist group of the Islamic State (IS) which is locally known by its Arabic name Daesh might be behind the killing of Haji Mohammad Zubair Khaksar, a local journalist in eastern Nangarhar province.
According to NAI, an organization that supports open media in Afghanistan, a colleague of Khaksar has said that he was previously threatened by Daesh.
NAI while strongly condemning the attack says that killing of defenseless people is against the principals of humanity and religion.
The media support organization has urged government to thoroughly follow the case and share its results with media community.
Khaksar who was working for the government-run Nangarhar Radio and Television network came under the attack of armed men while driving in his vehicle in Kharkarano Kala area of Surkh Road District on Friday night.
Besides being a journalist he was also serving as the Cultural Adviser for Saleem Khan Kundozi, the governor Nangarhar province.
He was the first journalist being killed after Daesh started threatening journalists in Nangarhar.