Journalist Deaths Highlight Deteriorating Security in Afghanistan

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The murder of AFP reporter Sardar Ahmad and his family members as part of an attack that killed nine people in a luxury hotel in Kabul hit journalists in Afghanistan particularly hard.

Ahmad, his wife and two of his children were gunned down on Friday when four men with concealed handguns gained access to the Serena Hotel on the eve of the Persian new year. His infant son remains in critical condition with “several bullet wounds,” according to the Associated Press.

The brutal nature of the attack has spurred anger amongst a group of journalists that is used to witnessing violence that often targets innocent civilians. Violence is getting worse in the region, they told Mashable, indicative of the broader deterioration of security. Read more…

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