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IS terror group claims killing 3 female Afghan media workers

The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a shooting attack that killed three female media workers in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 March 2021 8:15 AM GMT

KABUL: The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for a shooting attack that killed three female media workers in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Three female employees of a local TV channel Enikass were shot dead and one other staffer was injured in the attack that took place in Jalalabad city, the provincial capital, on Tuesday evening, reports Xinhua news agency.

The IS claimed in an online Arabic language statement that their fighters were behind the shooting in the province, where the group emerged in early 2015.

The mountainous province, 120 km east of Kabul, has been the scene of clashes between security forces and IS militants from time to time. One female TV anchor of Enikass and her driver were killed in a similar incident in December 2020.

Seven media persons were killed in 2020 amid the deteriorating security situation, according to the Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC), an independent media safety group. (IANS)

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