Afghanistan to ensure security of journalists

Kabul: The Afghanistan government on Wednesday assured that no efforts will be spared to ensure the security and safety of the journalists and described the attacks on them as crimes against the freedom of press and humanity.

“There is no difference between terrorists. No matter which group claims responsibility for targeting journalists, it is a terrorist attack and a crime against media men and against humanity,” the government’s Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah was quoted as saying by Xinhua news agency.

Abdullah was speaking at a ceremony in the Afghan capital to mark the World Press Day.

The three attacks in Kabul on Monday killed 41 people including 10 journalists.

Earlier on Tuesday night, Afghan National Security Advisor Mohammad Hanif Atmar chaired an emergency meeting with media organisations and activists and listened to their concerns, demands and suggestions.