Three women media workers who were shot dead in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Tuesday, were laid to rest on Wednesday.

Mursal Wahidi, Sadia Sadat and Shahnaz Raufi had been working for a local Afghan radio and TV station.

Zalmai Latifi, director at Enikass TV, said the women were shot dead in two separate attacks when they left the office.

They were going home from the office on foot when they were gunned down, Latifi said.

All the three women worked in the dubbing department. They dubbed popular dramas from Turkey and India into Dari and Pashtu.

Meanwhile, the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday claimed responsibility for the attack. 

The group, which often claims responsibility for terrorist atrocities, has a presence in the province of Nangahar, of which Jalalabad is the capital.

The families of the victims and residents of Jalalabad condemned the attack. They blamed the Nangarhar authorities for failing to provide security to the people.

Sadia’s brother, Roshan, an employee of Enikaas TV, criticised the intelligence agencies, adding that their weakness had led to many deaths.

About three months ago, Malala Maiwand, a presenter of Enikaas TV, was also shot dead.

A recent upsurge in attacks on journalists, civil society workers and mid-level government employees in recent months have spread fear among many professional workers.

The story was filed by the News Desk. The Desk can be reached at


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