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Shot for speaking out: Taliban target prominent critics in Afghanistan
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Shot for speaking out: Taliban target prominent critics in Afghanistan

by the First Source News MediaDecember 30, 2015

Afghan journalists and analysts face attempts on their lives for criticising militants – and some point the finger at a ‘fifth column’ in the government

Jawed Kohistani was not surprised that someone would try to kill him. In November, the Afghan intelligence service sent him a letter warning that militants planned to murder him and other political analysts, including the prominent commentator Ahmad Saeedi.

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