The Taliban group on Monday issued a fresh threat to media outlets in Afghanistan.

The group issued a statement demanding an immediate halt to airing of pro-government advertisements.

The statement further added that certain media outlets are publishing advertisements aimed at disrupting the insurgency of the group.

The statement further added that the group sets a one-week deadline for the media outlets to halt publishing such advertisements.

Taliban also warned that the group media outlets airing pro-government ads would be deemed as ‘nests of intelligence agencies’.

The statement also added that such media outlets will not remain immune in the capital, other provinces and cities of the country.

Taliban released the latest threat amid growing violence against media outlets and journalists in Afghanistan.

Dozens of media activists have lost their lives or have sustained injuries in militants attacks during the recent months.

The militants have staged a series of deadly attacks against the media activists and journalists in Kabul and other parts of the country.


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