Mohammed Amir Shinwari

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Mohammed Amir Shinwari, an administrative office employee for the state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), was killed in a May 17, 2017, assault on the broadcaster’s office in Jalalabad, Aminullah Zaheer, RTA’s director in Nangarhar province, told CPJ. Shinwari was 60 years old.

The Islamic State in Afghanistan group claimed responsibility for the four-hour attack, which 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.