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Source: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan – Report:

Presidential Palace, Kabul: Enemies of Afghanistan assassinated Elyas Daei, Da Azadi Radio journalist by an IED this morning in Lashkargah of Helmand in an attempt to hide their heinous crimes and to silence the expressive voice of media.

President Ashraf Ghani strongly denounced the terrorist attack and said terrorist groups by committing such heinous crimes and attacks cannot strict the freedom of expression as the legitimate right of our citizens for which they have gone through immense hardship and paid sacrifices to achieve.

The president stressed that the government is fully committed to government is fully committed to preserving and expanding the freedom of expression.

President Ghani offered his deepest sympathies to the family of Elyas Daei and Afghan media and wished speedy recovery for his brother and others who sustained injuries in the incident.

MIL OSI Africa