Taliban Kill Deutsche Welle Journalist’s Relative In Afghanistan


Taliban fighters stand guard at an entrance gate outside the Interior Ministry in Kabul.

Berlin, Germany:

- Advertisement -

Taliban fighters in Afghanistan have shot and killed a relative of a Deutsche Welle journalist while hunting for him, the German public broadcaster said.

The terrorists were conducting a house-to-house search for the journalist, who now works in Germany, DW said Thursday.

- Advertisement -

A second relative was seriously wounded but others were able to escape, it said, without giving details of the incident.

DW director general Peter Limbourg condemned the killing, which he said showed the danger to media workers and their families in Afghanistan.

“The killing of a close relative of one of our editors by the Taliban yesterday is inconceivably tragic, and testifies to the acute danger in which all our employees and their families in Afghanistan find themselves,” he said.

- Advertisement -

“It is evident that the Taliban are already carrying out organized searches for journalists, both in Kabul and in the provinces. We are running out of time!”

The Taliban had raided the homes of at least three other DW journalists, the broadcaster said.

DW and other German media organisations have called on the German government to take swift action to help their Afghan staff.

After taking Kabul, the Taliban launched a public relations blitz promising media freedom and a pardon for all their opponents.

However, a confidential UN document seen by AFP says they are intensifying their search for people who worked with US and NATO forces.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Source Link

- Advertisement -

Share

Latest Updates

gulab: Cyclone Gulab set to hit Andhra Pradesh, Odisha today | India News

NEW DELHI: In a rare occurrence during September, a cyclone is set to hit the north Andhra-south Odisha coast on Sunday evening with...

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Tom Felton “On The Mend” After Golf Collapse – Deadline

UPDATE: Actor Tom Felton took to social media today to assure fans that he’s doing fine after collapsing at a golf tournament. In a new...

‘The Witcher’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix, Expands With Anime Film, Family Series – Deadline

Netflix has handed an early renewal to the widely popular series The Witcher, greenlighting Season 3 months before Season 2 drops in December. The...

Trending News

gulab: Cyclone Gulab set to hit Andhra Pradesh, Odisha today | India News

NEW DELHI: In a rare occurrence during September, a cyclone is set to hit the north Andhra-south Odisha coast on Sunday evening with...

‘Harry Potter’ Actor Tom Felton “On The Mend” After Golf Collapse – Deadline

UPDATE: Actor Tom Felton took to social media today to assure fans that he’s doing fine after collapsing at a golf tournament. In a new...

‘The Witcher’ Renewed For Season 3 By Netflix, Expands With Anime Film, Family Series – Deadline

Netflix has handed an early renewal to the widely popular series The Witcher, greenlighting Season 3 months before Season 2 drops in December. The...

Netflix Sets Season 5 Premiere Date With Teaser Art – Deadline

Maury the Hormone Monster takes center stage in the latest teaser art for Big Mouth‘s upcoming Season 5. Netflix unveiled the latest look at...

New York Schools Vaccine Mandate Granted Temporary Injunction By Federal Court – Deadline

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked a vaccine mandate set to go into effect on Monday in the New York City school...

COVID-19 Vaccinated Pregnant Women Pass Protection To Newborns: Study

<!-- -->The study found no increased risks during pregnancy, birth complications. (Representational)Washington: According to a new study, women who receive the mRNA COVID-19...