Pakistan strongly condemns twin terrorist attacks in Kabul

Pakistan strongly condemns twin terrorist attacks in Kabul

The killing followed the two bombing attacks in Kabul, which left 25 people killed and 45 injured.

Marai began working at AFP as a driver in 1996 and rose through the ranks to become the bureau's top photographer.

"Today's bombing killed more journalists than any other single attack since the fall of the Taliban government in December 2001", the journalism watchdog Reporters Without Borders said.

Officials have acknowledged that security is a major concern because the Taliban and other militant groups control or contest large swathes of the country.

Shah Marai, the chief photographer of stories company Agence France-Presse (AFP), was killed within the second blast together with 5 native journalists in capital Kabul this morning.

Luckily this was in the age before digital cameras, so they couldn't check to make sure I was telling the truth.

In a statement, he said the attacks in Kabul and Qandahar caused numerous casualties.

Shah, 29, had worked with BBC for more than a year.

Survivors and witnesses recounted scenes of mayhem. It's accurate in conflict zones around the world, although this is true in Afghanistan. "I saw journalists covered with blood". "So theses are the reporters who keep the world informed".

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attacks. And he specifically cited the deaths of the journalists, saying "the independent media is a cornerstone of democracy".

The spokesman also noted that there is no doubt the terrorism orchestrated by certain centres, which seek to spread fear and instability in the region by targeting innocent citizens, will fail to achieve its vicious goals. Mohammad Mousa Zahir, director of Wazir Akbarkhan Hospital, said several people suffering injuries from the blasts were being treated at his hospital. My best friend opened the Sultan Guesthouse, the first one in Kabul and asked me to join him in the venture. "That document was provided to the Times by a person outside Mr. Trump's legal team".

It was the worst attack on journalists since 2016, when seven Tolo TV employees were killed by a Taliban suicide attacker who rammed a car bomb into a bus driving them home from the station.

There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the bombing in Kandahar where the U.S. -military operates a major base. The insurgents ambushed the police vehicle and fired RPGs. He said the slain officer was the chief of the criminal investigations unit for Behsud district.

This attack came after the Taliban on Wednesday launched their annual spring offensives.

Roughly 14,000 American troops are spread across Afghanistan in a war that is now in its 17th year.

Rather than curb the violence and enforce the peace, Trump's green light for greater use of armed drones, quick-fire US air force strikes and special forces counter-terror ops appears to have had the opposite effect. Both armed groups want to establish strict Islamic rule in Afghanistan.