Afghan tribunal convicts three males in BBC journalist homicide case

Afghan tribunal convicts three men in BBC journalist murder case
Afghan tribunal convicts three men in BBC journalist murder case

KABUL: A particular tribunal in Afghanistan convicted three males concerned within the homicide of a BBC journalist shot useless within the japanese province of Khost final 12 months, officers mentioned on Thursday.

Ahmad Shah, who labored for the BBC’s Pashto language service in addition to for Reuters, was killed by unidentified gunmen whereas he was on his manner dwelling final April. The BBC mentioned Shah was its fifth workers member to have been killed in Afghanistan for the reason that early 1990s.

The Particular Anti-Terro­r­ism Tribunal sentenced one of many convicted males to demise and the others had been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment. The case has been now been despatched to a better court docket to validate the tribunal’s ruling, Jamshid Rasouly, a spokesman for the legal professional normal’s workplace mentioned.

The Taliban denied having any function in Shah’s killing.

He died on the identical day that two bombs in Kabul killed 26 folks, of whom 9 had been journalists and photographers, making it the deadliest day for media employees in Afghanistan. IS claimed accountability for the bomb assaults.


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