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BBC reporter and AFP-photographer to come in attacks in Afghanistan

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in the Afghan Khost is BBC journalist Ahmad Shah shot. Previously came in a double suicide bomb attack in Kabul 25 people, among them 9 journalists. One of them was Shah Marai, a photographer for the French news agency AFP.

Ahmad Shah (29), a little more than a year to work for the BBC in Afghanistan, was Monday shot dead by armed men. According to witnesses, in Khost, in the southeast of the country, was Shah with the bike on the road when he was fired. He was taken to the hospital, but suffered from his wounds.

“It is with immense sadness that the BBC the death confirms our Afghan reporter Ahmad Shah after an attack”, said the BBC in a press release. Jamie Angus, director of the BBC World Service, called Shah a ‘popular and respected’ journalist. “It is a terrible loss, I express my condolences to Shahs family and friends and the Afghan BBC-a team.”

In the Afghan capital Kabul came a further nine journalists in a double suicide bombing. Among them were Shah Marai, chief of photography for AFP in Afghanistan. Marai worked there for 20 years for the French news agency. Most of the other victims worked for the Afghan media.

A man on a motorcycle blew himself up at the headquarters of the main Afghan intelligence service. A half hour later, blew another suicide bomber himself between employees of the medical services and the journalists who reported the first zelfmordaanslag. He would himself also be disguised as a journalist. The attack has now been claimed by Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

AFP placed a few images of the Shah on Twitter:

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