Nowroz Ali Rajabi

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Nowruz Ali Rajabi, a cameraman for 1TV, 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 Rajabi, 1TV reported.

Rajabi 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, CPJ documented.

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.

Rajabi had worked for media organizations for five years and 1TV for one. His employer described the journalist as a calm person who treated his colleagues kindly.