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Head of a private TV channel killed in Kabul

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Unknown gunmen have killed the chief executive of a private television channel in the capital city, Kabul.

Amanullah Ataee, head of the Asia Television Channel, was killed in front of his house in Kart-e-Naw area in the eight police jurisdiction of Kabul city.

Chief of Crimes Investigation Department, Faridoon Obaidi, said that two suspects have been apprehended in a link to the murder case. He added the suspects are relatives of the deceased.

Obaidi said that the reason behind the incident is yet to be investigated. An investigation has been launched in a bid to bring the culprits to the book, he added.

There has been increase in murderous attacks on media-persons in Kabul for the past one week.

Ahmad Saeedi, a political analyst, came under an attack in Shahr-e-Naw area of the capital last week. However, he survived and still receiving treatment in Kabul.


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