Kabul, Afghanistan – Gunmen shot dead a female TV anchor in Eastern Afghanistan On Thursday, officials said.
The Governor’s spokesman, Ataullah Khogayani, said that the attackers opened fire on Malala Maivand’s car, soon after leaving her home in eastern Nangarhar province.
No one has claimed responsibility, but an affiliate of the Islamic State is headquartered in eastern Afghanistan and has claimed most of the attacks on civilians in the country in recent times. The Taliban also operate in the region.
In addition to working as a TV and radio presenter, MyWand was also an activist who advocated for the rights of Afghan women and children.
Two Afghan journalists were killed in separate bombings last month in Afghanistan.
International Press Freedom Group reporter Without Borders has called Afghanistan one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists.
“Wannabe troublemaker. Pop culture fanatic. Zombie nerd. Lifelong bacon advocate. Alcohol enthusiast. Tv junkie.”