Sayed Mehdi Husaini, a culture reporter with Jomhor News Agency, was among at least 41 people killed in a militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan on December 28, 2017, according to TOLO News and UNESCO.
Suicide bombers attacked the compound that was home to a Shiite cultural center and the Afghan Voice Agency (AVA), an independent media organization. The attack targeted a panel discussion at the Tebyan Social and Cultural Centre on the anniversary of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979, according to news reports. Husaini was covering the event for Jomhor, Sayed Masood Hashimi, the news agency’s chief editor, told CPJ.
The militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, according to