Bismillah Adil Aimaq was right there on the road near Feroz Koh, the provincial capital of Ghor when several gunmen shot at him. He was routed back to the city after spending time with his family in a village close to the road.
The Afghan journalist and human rights activist were killed on Friday by unknown gunmen in western Afghanistan. The gunmen killed four other journalists in the same way in the last two months.
According to a provincial spokesman, Bismillah Adil Aimaq was returning to the city and the terrorists attacked him with gunshots. They shot at his vehicle and then murdered him near Feroz Koh.
He reports that his brother was in the same car. Surprisingly Arif Abir and other family members who were in the car remained unharmed.
Aimaq was a prominent human rights activist in the province. He was the head of the local Radio Sada-e-Ghor station.
Nobody has taken the charges of shooting at his vehicle. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid suggests that the subversives had no connection with the shooting and murder.
Aimaq has become the fifth victim of the assassins’ slay. In the past two months, four other journalists were targeted and killed.
Rahmatullah Nekzad was killed by the unidentified murderers last week. He worked as the head of the journalists’ union in eastern Ghazni province. He was killed by gunmen outside his house. He was a famous and responsible figure in the locality. He was connected to The Associated Press since 2007. He was associated with the Al Jazeera satellite TV channel as well.
Afghanistan’s intelligence department reported that two participants of the gun feud were arrested. They showed a video recording where the culprits confessed that they killed the journalist. They claimed to be Taliban as well.
Though the Taliban did not accept to have any link to this incident and they called it a “cowardly act”.
The Islamic State group was accused of several attacks that occurred in Afghanistan in the past few months. Two insurgents fired openly and killed TV anchorwoman Malala Maiwand when she was leaving her house in eastern Nangarhar province. Her driver was also murdered.
The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that killing journalists in this war-raged country has brought a negative impact. He reported that many female reporters left their works after getting threatened by the targeted killing of journalists.