Former TOLOnews anchor and media official at the Ministry of Finance, Nemat Rawan was killed in an unknown gunmen attack in Kandahar province on Thursday.

Security officials told the media, that he was assassinated in PD14 of Kandahar city, and two suspects were involved in carrying out the attack.

The unidentified gunmen are still at large and have escaped the area after gunning down “Rawan”.

It is reported that the attackers also stolen his phone.

According to TOLOnews, Rawan’s work with the media outlet had finished about three weeks ago before he joined the Ministry of Finance as the media official.

This comes a day after the Taliban on Wednesday threatened Afghan media over government collusion.

On November of last year, famous journalist, Yama Siawash, was targeted in a magnetic IED explosion.

Siawash was killed in the blast in the Maroryan-E-Char area in PD9 of Kabul City.

Yama Siawash with three other people was reported dead in the explosion, according to ANP, the explosion happened at around 7:45 am on Saturday morning.

The Magnetic IED targeted the journalist and two others inside the vehicle.

There are no reports of the wounded in the incident.

The renowned journalist previously worked as Tolo TV’s political Program anchor, he was well-known for his journalism in the political field and was working for Da Afghanistan Bank (Central Bank) after resigning from TOLOnews.

Violence against journalists has raged in Afghanistan, unfortunately, many media professionals and workers were murdered since the US-Taliban agreement in February 2020.


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