An employee of Radio Samoun was killed in Lashkargah city of Helmand province, Nai reported.
Nai, Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan published a statement on Thursday about the death of a media staff in Helmand province.
According to Nai, Safar Muhammad, part-time technician of Samoun Radio was killed in Helmand province on Wednesday Night.
“On 1st January 2020, Wednesday evening Mr. Safar Muhammad had been out for an invitation but on Thursday morning his death body was found in Safiyan area of Lashkargah city in Helmand province.”, Hayatullah Sahil, Editor in Chief of Samoun Radio told Nai;
The case is under investigation, Muhammad Omar Zawak, Helmand Governor’s Spokesperson said to Nai.
“The results of their investigation will be shared with the public through a press conference, but it isn’t yet clear whether this incident relates to Safar Mohamamd’s profession or not.”, the Helmand police have said.
No individual or group has immediately claimed the responsibility for this assassination case.
Nai asks the local authorities in Helmand to thoroughly follow up this case and make it clear what was the reason behind his assassination.
This is the first assassination case in 2020. 10 journalists and media staff were killed during the last year which it revealed a decrement of assassination cases of journalists but still it was one of the bloodiest years for journalists.
According to a report Nai published earlier this week, 10 journalists and media staff were killed in 2019.