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Taliban destroyed 13 media outlets when taken Kunduz: AJSC

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AT-KABUL: The Afghanistan Journalists Safety Committee (AJSC) on Tuesday said that after the Taliban stormed the Kunduz city they attacked and destroyed offices of the 13 media organizations and displaced 92 media-persons.

Chief of the AJSC, Najeeb Sharifi, said that stations of Roshani and Khawar were completely destroyed while the remaining damaged partially.

Speaking at a press conference here he said that offices of Roshani and Khawar had all the required equipments, therefore, these two suffered much while the other media organizations did not suffer much loss.

“The Taliban also searched houses of reporters in the province. Fortunately, the media-persons were out of the province. Sadly, radio jockey of the Kayhan was killed when the MSF hospital was bombed. Three media outlets including Milie Radio TV and Kunduz Radio resumed work in the province,” he said.

He urged the national and international organizations to help the media outlets while providing equipments to start work.

Shahbaz Saberi, a journalist displaced from Kunduz, said that he could not say that offices of the all media organizations were destroyed by the Taliban.

He said that the insurgents might be involved but some opportunists were also out to use the name of the Taliban and plunder the media offices.

It is pertinent to mention that the MSF hospital in Kunduz was bombed on October 3 by the US forces that killed 24 people, some of whom burned to death in their beds.