The deadly attacks in Afghanistan show no signs of stopping – now journalists are being targeted


Monday was another day of deadly attacks in Afghanistan, with the latest spate of bombings seemingly targeting journalists.

Two bombings and another shooting in the capital of Kabul killed at least 31, 10 of whom were journalists. It’s the most lethal day for Afghan journalists since 2002, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The Guardian

One journalist who was killed was Shah Marai, a well-known photographer for Agence France-Presse. NPR

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Security forces run from the site of a suicide attack after a second bombing in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday. Photo by Massoud Hossaini/AP

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attacks; it appears the perpetrators used a two-bomb strategy, deliberately drawing journalists and emergency responders to the scene of a first blast, then attacking again. NY Times

Bombers also struck in the southern city of Kandahar, killing 11 schoolchildren and injuring 16 more (no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack). CNN

The past few months have been particularly bloody for Afghanistan, with multiple suicide bombings. And I believe this won’t stop in the next future! Have a prayer for them!

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