Abdul Latif Amiri, a cashier for the state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), died in a May 17, 2017, sustained assault on the station’s office in Jalalabad, Aminullah Zaheer, RTA’s Nangarhar province director, told CPJ. Amiri was 67 years old.
The Islamic State in Afghanistan group claimed responsibility for the four-hour attack on RTA’s compound, according to media reports. The attack came after IS threatened all journalists in the Nangarhar province, Ilias Alami, operations manager for the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee, told CPJ.
Four of the attackers were killed and one was arrested during the raid, according to media reports.