At least three people were killed and five more were wounded in an attack by unidentified armed men in the western province of Ghor on Thursday night, sources said on Friday. 

In an unknown armed men attack on the house of slain journalist Bismillah Adil, three people were killed and five others were injured.

The incident happened on Thursday night in western province of Ghor.

Media outlets reported that Adil’s brother, cousin, and his 13-year-old nephew lost their lives and five others who are wounded are his family members.

Adil’s other brother claimed that the attack was conducted by the Taliban, but the group rejected their involvement in the cold-blooded murder case.

A team has been assigned to investigate the case, and protests have reportedly been launched in the province in relation to the assassination.

Bismillah Adil was a journalist, activist, and former head of Radio Sada-e-Ghor, who was murdered on the first day of the year 2021.

In another incident journalist’s rights defenders on Friday called for a probe into the assault case on a local reporter in Kapisa province.

The delay in the assessment will have negative impacts on efforts to support freedom of the press in Afghanistan, Journalist’s rights defenders said.

Reports indicate Maqbool Noor a journalist from Parwan province was preparing a report on land grabbing when he was beaten by armed individuals associated with the head of dispute resolution and tribal affairs directorate in the province.

Noor was beaten and threatened to death, his cameraman was also hit with a gun on the head, reports show that they both were brutally attacked.

This comes despite the peace efforts in the country, many journalists were assassinated, out of fear many fled the country and the media self-censored itself which massively challenges access to information.

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