Taliban assassinate head of Afghan govt’s media center

at 5:20 pm
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New Delhi: The head of the Afghan government’s media and information center, Dawa Khan Menapal, was killed by unknown gunmen in Kabul today.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, the Tolo News reported.

The incident happened at Darul Aman Road in the west of Kabul on Friday afternoon, according to sources.

Before his job as head of the media and information center, he worked as deputy presidential spokesman from 2016 to 2020.

Menapal also served as head of the government’s media and information center in Kandahar in 2015.

He is from Zabul province in the south of Afghanistan. He had a bachelor’s degree in law and political science from Kabul University.

The attack happened when Menapal left a mosque and was in a car, probably driving home, eyewitnesses told the Tolo News.

Menapal served as a journalist at Radio Azadi besides prior to his assignments in the government.