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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:07 PM

Blast Kills Afghan Journalist Working for US Media Outlet

Source: VOA News

South & Central Asia

Blast Kills Afghan Journalist Working for US Media Outlet

By Ayaz Gul
November 12, 2020 05:33 AM

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN - A bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s volatile southern Helmand province Thursday killed a reporter working for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s Afghan Service, Radio Azadi.

Afghan officials said the slain journalist, Elyas Dayee, and his brother were traveling to the press club in Lashkargah, the provincial capital, when a “magnetic" explosive device ripped through their car. The blast injured his brother, also a journalist, and two others. ... Dayee had been reporting from Helmand for more than a decade for the Afghan branch of the U.S. government’s Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty’s external broadcast services.

No one immediately took responsibility for the early morning bombing in Lashkargah, which has been under attack from Taliban insurgents for almost a month.

“My colleague and dear friend, Elyas Dayee, lost his life in a terrorist attack this morning in Lashkargah. He was gentleman. Always had signature smile. This is a terrible news. Elyas, you will be remembered dearly,” Sami Mahdi, the Radio Azadi bureau chief in Kabul, tweeted.

Radio Azadi is said to reach more than 60% of Afghanistan’s population with its radio and internet programs.

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 12:16 PM

1. So it starts.

Another gift to Putin. Stupid.

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