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Apr 30th, 2018, 2:42pm
 
BBC World Service Director Jamie Angus has said:-

"It is with great sadness that the BBC can confirm the death of BBC Afghan reporter Ahmad Shah following an attack earlier today. The attack took place in Khost province.

Ahmad Shah was 29. He had worked for the BBC Afghan service for more than a year and had already established himself as a highly capable journalist who was a respected and popular member of the team.

This is a devastating loss and I send my sincere condolences to Ahmad Shahs friends and family and the whole BBC Afghan team. We are doing all we can to support his family at this very difficult time.

The BBC News Web-site report is here

Khost police chief Abdul Hanan told BBC Afghan that Shah had been shot by unidentified armed men. He said police were investigating the motive.

At least 25 people were killed in two bombings in the capital, Kabul, including eight journalists and four police officers, interior minister spokesperson Najib Danish told the BBC. Some 45 people were reported injured in the attacks.

In June, BBC driver Mohammed Nazir was killed in a bomb attack in Kabul's central secure zone.

Reuters' headline:-
"Twin blasts in Afghan capital kill at least 26, including nine journalists".

The Afghan Journalists Safety Committee (AFJSC) said nine journalists were killed in Kabul, the worst toll for media workers in a single attack in the country.

Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry, said a suicide bomber appeared to have posed as a media worker and blew himself up where reporters and rescue workers had gathered.

We know that a suicide bomber pretended to be a reporter. He showed his press card and stood among journalists before blowing himself up, Danish told Reuters.

The Reuters report is here.
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