Mohammad Nasir Mudasir, the 53-year-old journalist and editor-in-chief of Melli Paigham Radio, was leaving his office in the Mohammed Agha district of Afghanistan’s Logar Province, south of Kabul, on the afternoon of December 15, 2016, when unknown gunmen fatally shot him, according to press reports. The journalist died immediately, and the attackers then fled the scene, the reports said.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the murder. Local police began an investigation, according to media reports. According to the Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC), a national press freedom group, Mudasir and his colleagues at the radio station had often received threats from the Taliban, which Mudasir had reported to security forces, asking for protection.
Mudasir was a founding member of the local journalists group the Afghan Independent Journalists’ Association.
He left behind four children, according to the AFJC.