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Updated on: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 12:02 PM IST

'Taliban got out of armored vehicle, hit me at gunpoint': TOLO journalist recounts attack, refutes death reports

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As the Taliban take over Afghanistan and thousands rush to exit the country, there have been a series of violent incidents reported in recent days. In the latest incident, a reporter and cameraman were thrashed while working on field in Kabul, prompting a furious tirade on social media.

The incident involves a team from Afghanistan's TOLO News that had been reporting poverty, unemployment at Haji Yaqub intersection in Kabul. According to details released by the publication, the journalist and cameraman were beaten by the Taliban for unknown reasons. The incident has been shared with the relevant Taliban authorities.

While initial reports had suggested that the journalist, Ziar Khan Yaad had passed away, this appears to be the result of an unfortunate translation error. Later, a clarification was also issued by the scribe himself, reiterating that he was still alive, albeit injured.

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Published on: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 12:02 PM IST
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