Editor in Chief: Moh. Reza Huwaida Friday, October 19th, 2018

Govt Asked to Provide Security as Slain Journalists Remembered

Govt Asked to Provide Security as Slain Journalists Remembered

KABUL - Relatives of media workers who died in Monday’s blast claimed that government has failed to safeguard the people.
High-ranking government officials and media workers attended a funeral ceremony on Thursday for the nine journalists who lost their lives in a deadly bombing in Kabul on Monday.
Relatives of the journalists said government has failed to ensure people’s safety and demanded that security be improved.
“They are those who defended the freedom of expression until the last minutes of their lives,” said Ashraf Rasuli, a relative of Ghazi Rasuli, a reporter from 1TV who was killed in the explosion.
“If the people’s demand is really that Taliban should come (to power), it means that we should ignore each and every achievement that we have made so far,” said CEO Abdullah Abdullah.
The journalists and cameramen killed had converged at the scene of an earlier explosion when a suicide bomber detonated his explosives.
Those who lost their lives in the attack include TOLOnews cameraman Yar Mohammad Tokhi,  along with Radio Azadi staff Mahram Durani, Ebadullah Hananzai and SabawoonKakar; Ghazi Rasuli and Nawroz Ali from 1TV; Shah Marai from AFP; and SalimTalash and Ali Salimi from Mashal TV.  (Tolo news)