Female Journalist Killed In Kabul

Former television journalist and adviser to the Afghan parliament Mina Mangal has been shot dead by gunmen, drawing widespread condemnation.

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Concise News learned that the former Ariana News reporter was on Saturday killed by two unidentified men on a motorbike close to her home in eastern Kabul.

According to reports, she had been on her way to work as an adviser to the parliament’s cultural affairs commission.

There was no immediate word on the motive for the attack, but Kabul police spokesman, Ferdous Farahmarz, said the cause may have been a family dispute.

“In a country where my life is in danger as a journalist, I want the government not to show appreciation for our work but to focus on how to protect us,” Zalma Kharooty, an Afghan female journalist, posted on Facebook.