KABUL: A veteran journalist, and attorney at the Afghan Attorney General’s Office, was killed in an attack by unidentified gunmen in Kabul city on Sunday, officials said.
The Attorney General’s Office said that a vehicle carrying prosecutors in charge of the Bagram Justice Center and Prison was attacked in the Deh Sabz area of Kabul province.
Toofan Omari and Seyed Kazem, prosecutors of the AGO, were killed and another attorney was injured in the attack.
AGO condemned the attack as “a crime against humanity and hostility to justice, peace and tranquility of the Afghan people”.
Toofan Omari was also in charge of Sada-e Paktia local radio broadcasts and worked closely with Afghanistan Free Media Watch.
Nai, a media watchdog, has called on the Afghan government to seriously investigate “this targeted killing and bring the perpetrators to justice”.
No group has claimed responsibility for the killings.
Recently, Omari’s brother, who also worked with the media, was killed in Kabul, and it is not yet clear when and why he was killed.
Afghanistan is one of the deadliest countries in the world for journalists, and according to the United Nations at least 33 journalists have been killed from 2018 to 2021.