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AFJC condemns attack on TV satirist

May 5, 2015

Kandahar: Unknown men attacked and seriously injured a prominent TV satirist in southern Kandahar city on May 4, 2015.

A local official told Afghanistan Journalists Center (AFJC) that Ahmadullah Majajo, was seriously wounded by knife in third district of Kandahar city, when he was on his way home.

Majajo has been working as satirist and producer of a satirical program “bitter and sweet”, which is a popular show at the stated-run Radio Television (RTA) since 2010. No group or individual has claimed responsibility for this attack. However, police informed AFJC that they have launched an investigation to the incident.

AFJC strongly condemns this attack, calling on government authorities to take serious actions against the assailants and bring them to justice.