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Local TV journalist killed in eastern Afghanistan

AP  |  Kabul (Afghanistan) 

Police say a was shot and killed in eastern Afghanistan, less than a week after a in the southern province was wounded by a sticky bomb attached to his car.

Abdul Rahman, a in the eastern province, says Sultan Mahmoud Khirkhowa, a with the local Zhman TV and radio, was killed Friday by two men on a motorcycle who opened fire on his vehicle.

No one immediately claimed responsibility.

Both the and the Islamic State group are active in the area.

IS has targeted journalists in the past and publicly threatened to kill them.

Last year 17 journalists and were killed in

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First Published: Sat, March 16 2019. 02:35 IST