November 05, 2016
LASHKAR GAH - A journalist working for Afghan television station Ariana News was killed by a roadside bomb in the southern province of Helmand on Friday, his employer said, adding to a growing toll on media workers in Afghanistan this year.
Witnesses said Nematullah Zaheer had been travelling with other journalists to report on a police operation just outside the provincial capital Lashkar Gah when their vehicle came under fire and police advised them to leave the main road.
Shortly after leaving the road, the vehicle hit an improvised explosive device and Zaheer was killed.
Ariana News confirmed the death in a statement posted on Twitter. - Reuters
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