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World IS claims responsibility for attack on media workers in eastern Afghanistan: SITE intelligence group

08:56  03 march  2021
08:56  03 march  2021 Source:   reuters.com

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(Reuters) - The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack that killed three female media workers in eastern Afghanistan on Tuesday evening.

a man and a woman sitting in a room: Relatives stand near the body of one of three female media workers who were shot and killed by unknown gunmen, at a hospital in Jalalabad © Reuters/PARWIZ Relatives stand near the body of one of three female media workers who were shot and killed by unknown gunmen, at a hospital in Jalalabad

The militant group, which has a presence in Afghanistan, said its fighters had targeted the three female employees of a television station in the eastern city of Jalalabad, according to SITE Intelligence group.

Three women who worked for Enikas TV aged between 18 and 20 had died and a fourth was critically injured after being shot on their way home from work, Afghan officials had said.

(Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield and Ghaida Ghantous; Editing by Tom Hogue)

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