Ghani, an administrative office employee at the Afghan state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), died in a May 17, 2017, attack on the station’s office in Jalalabad, Aminullah Zaheer, RTA’s Nangarhar province director, told CPJ. Ghani, who like many Afghans was known only by his given name, was 28.
The Islamic State in Afghanistan group claimed responsibility for the four-hour assault on the RTA compound, according to media reports. The attack came after IS threatened all journalists in Nangarhar province, Ilias Alami, operations manager with the Afghan Journalist Safety Committee, told CPJ.
Four of the attackers were killed and one was arrested during the raid, according to media reports.