On July 12, 2019, Nadir Shah Sahibzada, a producer and anchor at the privately owned Sada-e-Gardiz radio station, was found dead in Gardiz, in Afghanistan’s central Paktia province, according to news reports. He had gone missing the previous day, and his body was found with stab marks and signs of torture, according to local broadcaster TOLO News.
No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, and it is unclear if it was linked to his work, according to TOLO News. Aminullah Amiri, an editor at the station, told the U.S. Congress-funded broadcaster Voice of America that Sahibzada did not have conflicts with anyone.
Sahibzada had worked in cultural and social programming at the radio station for three years, according to TOLO News.
Police are investigating the killing, according to those reports.