Ali Saleemi

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Ali Saleemi, a journalist for Mashal TV, was killed in a double suicide bomb attack on April 30, 2018, in Kabul, Afghanistan, that left over 25 dead, among them at least nine journalists including Saleemi, TOLO News reported.

Saleemi was killed in the second blast that occurred when the attacker, disguised as a media worker, detonated his explosives in a scrum of reporters, according to media reports.

Kabul police said the bomber deliberately targeted the press.

The extremist group Islamic State issued an online statement the same day that claimed responsibility for the attacks, which also injured at least 45 people, according to The Associated Press.

Saleemi began working as a broadcast reporter and camera operator for Mashal TV a week prior to his death, TOLO News reported.