Unknown gunmen killed four people in Police District three of Jalalabad City of eastern Nangarhar province among them a well-known journalist and journalism lecturer, Sayed Maroof Sadat.

The incident happened on Saturday, October 2 and local residents say that the two others killed were the Taliban fighters.

Eyewitnesses say that Sadat’s son has also been critically wounded in the incidents and claim that ISIS fighters were responsible for the shooting but provincial officials have not commented on the issue yet.

As per the eyewitnesses, the shooters have boarded a Reksha taxi and started firing at people in an auto.

Sayed Maroof Sadat was a journalism graduate from Kabul University and was working as a journalist in radio “Sub Bakhair and Sham Bakhair”.

He was recently assigned as media in charge of the directorate of urban development in Nangarhar province and was also working for a number of foreign media in the province.


  • Najibullah Lalzoy is a journalist and editor at Khaama Press. He has a BA degree in journalism.