Zainullah, the head of advertising at the state broadcaster Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA), died in May 17, 2017, sustained assault on the station’s office in Jalalabad, Aminullah Zaheer, RTA’s Nangarhar province director, told CPJ. Zainullah, who like many Afghans was known only by his given name, was 48 years old.
The Islamic State group in Afghanistan claimed responsibility for the four-hour attack, according to media reports. The attack came after IS threatened all journalists in the 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.